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Five questions with Jan Brodie

 Jan Brodie | Executive director, The Pawtucket Foundation 1. What is the model for the transit-oriented development district around the commuter rail station expected in...
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...
POWER DOWN: After heavy rain and wind in Monday morning's storm, about 154,000 Rhode Islanders were affected by power outages. In Bristol County, Mass., over 32,000 customers were estimated to have been affected. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Storm knocks out power, delays train service

PROVIDENCE – The storm that passed through New England early Monday morning left 147,046 affected by power outages in Rhode Island and 32,256 affected customers in...
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...

Commuter rail key to R.I. growth

Mary MacDonald’s Sept. 1, 2017 article, “The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay off. Is it time to privatize?” is...
REGULAR COMMUTER: Andy Arsenian of South Kingstown is a regular commuter to his job at Bank of America and has seen few people on his ride since the R.I. Department of Transportation in July started offering free, daily train service between North Kingstown, T.F. Green Airport and Providence Station.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay...

On the 7:45 a.m. train ride to Boston, via Wickford Junction, Andy Arsenian sat in a comfortable booth seat, his tablet on the table...
LUIS MANUEL RAMÍREZ has been named General Manager/ CEO of the MBTA / COURTESY OF THE MBTA

Luis Manuel Ramírez appointed new MBTA General Manager/CEO

BOSTON – The MBTA has named Luis Manuel Ramírez, who has held positions at Unisys Corporation, Siemens AG, and General Electric Corp., as its...

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