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Contested downtown multihub bus plan scrapped

PROVIDENCE - State officials have quietly scrapped a contested plan to split up the central downtown bus hub across three locations, appearing to move...

Alternative downtown bus hub plan gains support amid continued delays in...

PROVIDENCE – More public input was the reason state transportation officials said in April that they were pumping the brakes on a contested plan...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...

Complaint: RIDOT downtown transit plan violates Civil Rights Act

PROVIDENCE – Two community groups have filed a complaint alleging that the state’s downtown transit plan violates federal anti-discrimination protections and are calling for...

RIPTA: New multihub bus system increases transfers for 1% of riders

 PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a new, decentralized bus system in Providence will have little effect on the number of transfers riders have to...

Transit users criticize proposal to spread bus routes among three Providence...

PROVIDENCE – Transit advocates, including people who regularly ride the R.I. Public Transit Authority buses, say the state is making a mistake in dividing...

Transit advocates say pump breaks on downtown busing proposal

The idea of moving buses out of Kennedy Plaza has long been a key component of a centralized transportation hub for Providence. But the...

Grow Smart Rhode Island moves to Lauderdale Building

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit public policy organization Grow Smart Rhode Island has moved from the Roger Williams University-owned building at One Empire to the...
GROW SMART RI has announced the winners of the 2019 Smart Growth Awards.

Grow Smart RI announces winners of 2019 Smart Growth Awards

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island announced the winners of its eighth annual Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards Friday. The awards will be presented at...
GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND will host a forum June 15 that will focus on how Rhode Island can use public-private partnerships to advance transit-oriented development. / COURTESY GROW SMART RI

Grow Smart RI to host June forum on transit-oriented development

PROVIDENCE – The smart-growth nonprofit Grow Smart Rhode Island will host a forum in June on “Making Transit-Oriented Development Work for Rhode Island.” The June...
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