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RIPTA approves contract for Phase 1 of new transit center

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority board of directors on Tuesday approved a $16.9 million contract to Next Wave Partners to begin the...

A split over Alviti’s actions at RIPTA

Following R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti’s controversial appointment as the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s board chairman, transit advocates are divided on whether...

Community groups call for state to quit stalling on bicycle, transit...

PROVIDENCE – Advocates are pressuring state leaders to put the pedal to the metal on expanding public transit and bicycle paths across the state. Nearly...
EASY CHARGE: A rendering provided by the R.I. Public Transit Authority shows one of the overhead systems that will enable bus drivers to pull up and charge the bus for five to nine minutes through a connection on the roof. There will be overhead connectors for multiple buses at a $6.7 million charging station to be constructed in Cranston. 
COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

$6.7M charging station to boost electric buses

Going electric is about to get a little easier for the R.I. Public Transit Authority. The bus agency is preparing to start construction on a...

RIPTA: New downtown bus hub will take ‘no less’ than 3...

PROVIDENCE – Three years is the minimum time the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority says it will take for plans to build a new,...

RIPTA riders say Kennedy Plaza remains best option for downtown bus...

PROVIDENCE - An indoor transit center on Dorrance Street has been widely viewed as the most popular plan to replace the aging, and at...

Federal funding sparks conflict between R.I. transportation projects, climate goals

PROVIDENCE – A $750 million injection of federal funds for state transportation improvement projects has become the latest flashpoint in conflict over climate change...

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...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION will present three options for a Providence bus hub in a series of public hearings. Pictured is RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. in Kennedy Plaza, where the bus depot is currently located. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIDOT to hold hearings on three bus hub options

PROVIDENCE – Once billed as the definitive plan for overhauling Providence’s transit system, the R.I. Department of Transportation's proposal to create multiple downtown bus...

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...
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