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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...
PILOT PROJECT: The R.I. Department of Transportation has partnered with May Mobility, a Michigan manufacturer of electrical, self-driving vehicles, to launch the Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot project in Providence. The vehicle is pictured in front of The Cheesecake Factory at the Providence Place mall.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Little Roady test of autonomous travel

A $1.2 million state project is testing what some might view as a radical concept: Using autonomous vehicles – which can operate without human...
AMTRAK PLANS TO SPEND an estimated $1.2 million on a new emergency generator in Providence Station in fiscal 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Amtrak spending $1.2M building new generator at Providence Station

PROVIDENCE – Amtrak plans on spending $72.5 million to renovate and upgrade stations in its network for fiscal 2019. Providence Station will see $1.2...

Downtown Transit Connector bus shelters under construction

PROVIDENCE – Bus shelters for the Downtown Transit Connector are under construction in Providence but the high-frequency service remains almost a year away.The shelter...
BUSY DEVELOPER: Arnold “Buff” Chace is the managing partner for Cornish Associates LP, which has several ongoing projects in downtown Providence, including three historical buildings on Westminster Street that are being renovated into apartments/retail. Chace stands in front of one of the properties, The Peerless Building at 150 Union St.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite some permitting improvements, developers often ‘going nowhere fast’ in Providence

The developer of a riverfront hotel proposed for Providence gained initial approval from the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission a year ago, giving him clearance...
The R.I. Department of Transportation can't restrict truck access, the State Traffic Commission has determined.

RIDOT to restart selection process for transit-hub development company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will restart the process for selecting a development company to design and construct a long-awaited transit hub...
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