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Providence City Council joins opposition to RIDOT bus hub plan

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has joined a growing number of opponents concerned over plans to divide up the R.I. Public Transit Authority bus...

R.I. authorizes 40-year lease for property at Pawtucket/Central Falls rail station

PAWTUCKET – Rhode Island’s State Properties Committee this week authorized a 40-year lease between the R.I. Department of Transportation, Amtrak and the Rhode Island...

RIPTA: New multihub bus system increases transfers for 1% of riders

 PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a new, decentralized bus system in Providence will have little effect on the number of transfers riders have to...
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Members of Keep Metacomet Green! attempt to drum up support recently outside the entrance to the Metacomet Golf Club, the site of a proposed residential and commercial development. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Waterfront Revival: East Providence advances redevelopment, but some plans spark opposition

Nearly 20 years after East Providence started to reclaim 300 acres of its defunct industrial waterfront, new construction is changing the city’s landscape. Although the...

Police ask to pause 6-10 connector work details due to alleged...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s two largest police unions have requested to temporarily quit working details on the 6-10 connector highway project, citing allegations that...

R.I. allocated $25.3M in federal grants for highway projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been allocated a combined $25.3 million from a federal grant program for transportation projects in the state, U.S. Sen....

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...
Patricia Raub / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Patricia Raub

Patricia Raub | Coordinator, Rhode Island Transit Riders 1. What is your concern about the Providence bus hub plan? The R.I. Department of Transportation proposes...

RIDOT launches pilot program for electric-vehicle charging stations

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation is providing free access to electric-vehicle chargers at two of its Park & Ride commuter lots, in...

Do you support the planned Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, which will...

The R.I. Department of Transportation plans to move most bus routes out of Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence, sending them to new hubs on...

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