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UP-ROUTED: Construction workers are on-site at the Westminster Street overpass, part of the Route 6-10 connector project in Providence. Visible in the background is the “flyover” bridge, a major feature of the new design for the busy exchange.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

6-10 project on track despite dust-up over soil

The $410 million reconstruction of the Route 6-10 connector in Providence is on time and within budget, with one of the project’s major features...

Raimondo backs downtown transit plan despite continued opposition

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has thrown her weight behind the proposal for a divided downtown bus hub despite mounting opposition from businesses,...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...
RIGHT PLAN? Critics say the R.I. Department of Transportation needs to consider more changes to a proposed downtown Providence transit plan for buses.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIDOT must do more to prove new city bus plan is...

R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. is right when he says state and Providence officials have spent too many years spinning their...

Providence Foundation opposes elements of RIDOT’s bus proposal

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation has joined transit advocates in voicing their opposition to parts of the state’s latest bus route proposal. The proposed plan, called the Providence...
STATE AGENCIES, including the R.I. State Police, have launched a new initiative and unit designed to catch and arrest impaired drivers in Rhode Island.

State agencies launch DUI initiative

PROVIDENCE – A new task force has been formed to fight driving under the influence, the R.I. Department of Transportation, R.I. State Police and...
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...

Reduction in this year’s TAP funding leads to questions about state’s...

The recent $37 million cut to funding for the state Transportation Alternative Program has some lawmakers worried that the move sets a precedent that...
RHODE ISLAND will receive and allocate $19.6 million in federal funds for transportation projects that went unused by other states in federal fiscal 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. receives additional $19.6M from feds for transportation improvements

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $19.6 million in additional federal funds for transportation infrastructure upgrades this year, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced...
A $25 MILLION project to upgrade Providence Station, including expanding the building's interior space and upgrading bathrooms, has been funded by federal grants, Amtrak and RIDOT. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence Station to get $25 million in upgrades, renovations

PROVIDENCE – A $25 million upgrade to Providence Station is in the works, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Monday. The plans for the state’s busiest...

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