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PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza unveiled the draft master plan for his Great Streets Initiative, a group of recommendations to improve connectivity of Providence's neighborhoods, to improve safety in the city for bikers and walkers, and to improve streetscapes. / COURTESY OFFICE OF MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA

Elorza unveils draft of Great Streets Initiative master plan

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza released a draft of a master plan that is intended to improve traffic safety, increase protections for bikers...
THE FREE TRIAL period for express bus service from Providence to Quonset Business Park will continue through the end of the calendar year. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Free trial period for Quonset bus service extended through 2019

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Public Transit Authority will extend the free trial service from Providence to Quonset Business Park through the end of the calendar...
AT THE CENTER OF THE ACTION: The Providence rail station, the proposed center of an intermodal transit hub, is getting pushback on a number of fronts, despite the city’s need for improved public transportation infrastructure.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Prov. transit projects should be supported, not undercut

A number of residential and commercial interests have filed suit to stop work on one piece of a series of projects aimed at improving...
RIPTA WILL OFFER a free trial bus service starting Jan. 22 from Kennedy Plaza to the Quonset Business Park, making 11 stops in the park. The pilot program will run through mid-April. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA to launch pilot bus service to Quonset Business Park from...

PROVIDENCE – A pilot program to bring bus service to businesses at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown from Providence will begin Jan. 22,...
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site.  
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
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...

Public transit outlook not all bad

Public transit has always played a crucial role in sustaining American cities. Now, those cities must decide whether to keep investing in transit, or...
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