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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. 
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$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...
A PROPOSED WAYLAND SQUARE mixed-use residential project is favoring bicycles instead of parking spaces, but the Providence City Plan Commission still has questions about the plans. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Lack of parking at proposed projects stirring debate

More and more frequently, proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence are including less and less on-site parking, and that’s perfectly fine with some...

Bond deadline puts pressure on RIDOT bus hub plan as opponents...

PROVIDENCE – The clock is ticking in earnest on efforts to revitalize a languishing downtown public transit system, with a Nov. 4 deadline to...
PETER ALVITI JR., director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, stands in Kennedy Plaza in Providence last year and explains where new bus stops are planned as part of RIDOT’s planned Providence Multi-Hub Bus System. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIDOT taps brakes on bus hub plan

After insisting for months that the proposal to split up the Kennedy Plaza bus hub had already received adequate vetting and opportunity for public...

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