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RIDOT celebrates reopening of Cottrell Bridge in Westerly

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation along with state, federal and local officials celebrated the reopening of the Cottrell Bridge in Westerly Monday.  The $5.5 million...

R.I. seeks $5M federal grant for safer streets

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is asking for $5 million in federal funding to help make streets safer to drive, walk or cycle on. The grant...
U.S. DISTRICT COURT Judge William E. Smith ruled Wednesday that the state's RhodeWorks tolls against the trucking industry are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and the tolls must stop by Friday. / AP PHOTO/ORLIN WAGNER

U.S. judge favors trucking industry over RhodeWorks tolls

PROVIDENCE – The trucking industry scored a significant legal victory in federal court Wednesday against the state’s transportation department over the controversial truck tolling...

R.I. gets $23M in federal funding to expand electric vehicle charging...

PROVIDENCE – The state is putting the pedal to the medal on electric vehicles after receiving the federal green light – and nearly a...

Sockanosset Cross Road site in Cranston reportedly to become Costco

CRANSTON – A Costco store is rumored to be the incoming tenant to the former Citizens Bank building on Sockanosset Cross Road, but the...
TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
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LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...

State breaks ground on $12.9M Airport Connector renovations

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s “welcome mat” – as Gov. Daniel J. McKee describes the 1-mile road – is getting a makeover as part of...

R.I. nets $5M for East Bay Bike Path bridges

BARRINGTON – The potential replacement of two East Bay Bike Path bridges will receive a $5 million boost from the $1.5 trillion federal spending...

RIPTA touts benefits of new downtown bus hub in first community...

PROVIDENCE – After outrage over the lack of public input on a prior downtown transit proposal, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority stressed the...

RIPTA riders say Kennedy Plaza remains best option for downtown bus...

PROVIDENCE - An indoor transit center on Dorrance Street has been widely viewed as the most popular plan to replace the aging, and at...
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