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SEN. JACK REED, left, announces an additional $50 million in federal funding for Rhode Island bridge improvements and repairs. On his right, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK REED

New federal funds result in $50M for R.I. bridges

PROVIDENCE – A new federal transportation spending law will deliver $50 million to the state for bridge improvements and repairs, Sen. Jack Reed announced...
A rendering of reconfigured northbound lanes after construction of the Interstate 95 viaduct is complete in 2025. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DOT preps for massive I-95 viaduct project in 2020

While from outward appearances the reconstruction of the Interstate 95 viaduct through downtown Providence seems to be at a standstill, behind the scenes the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation announced Thursday that construction on the Oxford Street Bridge replacement has been completed six months ahead of schedule and about $500,000 under budget. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-95 Oxford Street Bridge replacement completed ahead of schedule, $500K...

PROVIDENCE — Construction to replace the Oxford Street Bridge on Interstate 95 in the city was completed this week, six months ahead of schedule...

State needs new direction on housing

The Great Recession is often pointed to as when construction of new single-family homes precipitously dropped, and from which the state has yet to...

Prov. schools need major change now

Could a report be more damning? Commissioned after the spring test score results for students in Providence schools and performed by a team led by...

Financing projects for common good

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo talks about investing $500 million over a number of years in the state’s crumbling school infrastructure, she is rightly...

Repairing roads is not a free ride

The good news is that the R.I. Department of Transportation expects to spend north of $700 million on projects identified by Gov. Gina M....

Steve Cardi attends Trump State of the Union event

CIRI president was guest of Congressman Jim Langevin. WARWICK, RI — February 19, 2019 — At the invitation of US Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), CIRI...
CONN. GOV. NED LAMONT wrote an op-ed calling for tolls on both cars and trucks, reversing a campaign promise to toll trucks and not cars. / COURTESY THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR NED LAMONT

Opinion: Conn.’s governor calls for tolls on cars, trucks, reversing position

PROVIDENCE – Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont called for tolling for both trucks and cars in Connecticut in an op-ed in the Connecticut Post Saturday. Lamont...
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Five Questions With Jeffrey Diehl

Jeffrey Diehl | CEO, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank 1. How is the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank funded? The bank, a quasi-public corporation, does not...
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