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McKee defends his response to Washington Bridge closure; traffic snarls area

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday defended his handling of closing the Washington Bridge while acknowledging the massive traffic disruptions are “highly...
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An estimated 3% of Rhode Island residents use the state’s public bus system. Pictured is the Charlesgate stop on North Main Street in Providence, southbound on the R-line. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Amid budget shortfall, only new riders can save RIPTA

One month into Peter Alviti’s tenure as board chairman of the R.I. Public Transit Authority, it is clear that change is coming. Whether he’s right...

A split over Alviti’s actions at RIPTA

Following R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti’s controversial appointment as the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s board chairman, transit advocates are divided on whether...

Analysis: Electric vehicle transition will drain $217M from state coffers by...

The road to electric vehicles is paved with price tags: to build charging stations, offer rebates, not to mention a precipitous decline in the...

Heavy rains cause massive flooding across R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The heavy rain that caused street flooding and forced the closure of major roads across the state on Labor Day continued on...

Winter storm warning issued for R.I.; morning commute affected

PROVIDENCE – A winter storm warning has been issued for most of Rhode Island and parts of southeastern Massachusetts for Friday, with an expected...

Elorza: RIDOT request to halt South Water Street bike lane ‘dubious...

PROVIDENCE – The city is moving full speed ahead with construction of a bike lane along South Water Street despite a warning from the...

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...
FOR 18 MONTHS, signs in Warren and Barrington have detoured cyclists and walkers off the East Bay Bike Path because of two unsafe bridges. Grow Smart Rhode Island says it’s an indication that the R.I. Department of Transportation has put a low priority on “active transportation” infrastructure. / PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Closed bike bridges a rallying point for ‘active transportation’ advocates

The 18-month closure of two crucial bridges on the East Bay Bike Path has become a symbol of a larger problem in Rhode Island...
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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