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South Coast Rail costs rise, completion pushed back

PROVIDENCE – The Mass. Department of Transportation announced the South Coast Rail Phase I project will cost $1.05 billion, a 12% increase over the...
THE MBTA has proposed across-the-board fare increases, including commuter rail monthly pass costs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Will the proposed MBTA fare increase for the train to Boston...

The question is simple. Will a $300 a year increase in monthly pass fares for the Providence (or T.F. Green or Wakefield) to Boston...
THE MBTA has proposed across-the-board fare increases, including commuter rail monthly pass costs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

MBTA fare-increase proposal would raise commuter rail travel costs

PROVIDENCE – The proposed fare increase for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority would increase fares for monthly pass customers of the commuter rail from...
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
THE CONANT THREAD district includes about 160 acres in Pawtucket and Central Falls and will have consistent zoning to encourage development. / COURTESY CONANT THREAD DISTRICT WEBSITE

Pawtucket and Central Falls announce Conant Thread district plans

PAWTUCKET – A 160-acre section of Pawtucket and Central Falls that encompasses a new train station planned for both communities, as well as several...
HOPKINS HILL ROAD in Coventry was beginning to be covered in snow despite the efforts of plow trucks early on Tuesday. The nor'easter that is hitting New England is still expected to dump upwards of a foot of show or more in the region. / PBN PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Raimondo, state officials urge safety as latest nor’easter commences

PROVIDENCE — Calling it a “very serious storm,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the media at the R.I. Emergency Management Agency in Cranston Tuesday...
A CAR HEADED SOUTH on Blackstone Boulevard Thursday as snow started to accumulate in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

As R.I. digs out and gets back to business, bitter cold...

PROVIDENCE – As streets were cleared Friday, Rhode Island and the rest of the Northeast are facing frigid temperatures and strong winds following the...
A BLIZZARD WARNING remains in effect for southern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts. / COURTESY NWS

Winter storm arrives with blizzard conditions

PROVIDENCE - A powerful Nor’easter reached New England Thursday, threatening snow accumulations of up to 18 inches in some locations, according to the National...
THE MBTA commuter rail reported more mechanical failures in 2016 than any other system in the U.S. / PBN FILE PHOTO / VICTORIA AROCHO

MBTA commuter rail worst-in-nation for mechanical failures in 2016

BOSTON –Boston commuter rail trains had more mechanical failures last year than any other system in the country, newly released federal data shows, despite...
A passenger waits to board an MBTA commuter train in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Free rides won’t fix what ails R.I. commuter rail

How far off were state and local officials in their projections for commuter-rail demand between North Kingstown and Providence? Free service the state began...
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