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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...
THE PROVIDENCE RIVER Pedestrian Bridge officially opened Friday. / PBN PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge opens

PROVIDENCE – The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge opened officially Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $21.9 million project took more than a decade to come...
NEW GANTRY: Vehicles pass underneath an electronic truck-tolling gantry on Route 6 in Providence over the Woonasquatucket River Bridge. The gantry is scheduled to begin operating this month.

Truck tolls roll on despite American Trucking Associations lawsuit, appeal

Coming to a Rhode Island highway near you: “Big Brother,” electronic truck-tolling style. That may be a cynical way to describe the automated truck-tolling gantries...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation was awarded $2.8 million in a federal grant overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a review of the requirements necessary to bring Amtrak service to the T.F. Green Airport train station. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

RIDOT to receive $3M to further study bringing Amtrak service to...

WARWICK – The R.I. Department of Transportation will receive a $2.8 million federal grant to fund further efforts between the state and Amtrak to...
THE PROVIDENCE-NEWPORT ferry will resume on May 24. RIDOT said the service will include summer weekend Bristol service. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Providence-Newport ferry service to resume in May, Bristol weekend service added

PROVIDENCE – Ferry service from Providence to Newport will resume May 24, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. RIDOT also announced it will be...
THE 2019 CONSTRUCTION season will feature 77 active R.I. Department of Transportation projects.

RIDOT construction season to include 77 active projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will have 77 active projects in the 2019 construction season with a combined construction value of $715.6...
PETER ALVITI JR., director of RIDOT, shown in 2017, overlooking the original planned location of a Providence transit hub. The project may now be dispersed throughout downtown. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence transit hub might not be a hub after all

PROVIDENCE – What will the Providence transit hub look like? For starters, it may not be a hub at all. The project is in...
RIDOT HAS requested the rescission of an approval that allowed the department to impose tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

RIDOT asks feds to rescind tolling authority on Sakonnet River Bridge

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation filed a formal request with the Federal Highway Administration requesting the rescission of a 2013 decision that...

Little Roady Shuttle autonomous vehicle testing underway

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation recently hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicles at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown as part of...
ALL ONBOARD? The planned location of the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station is near the small structure on the left side of the tracks and runs across the tracks on both sides. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket-Central Falls transit hub breaks ground

PAWTUCKET – Back in 2005, the city of Pawtucket began discussions with R.I. Department of Transportation about adding a commuter rail stop. More than...
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