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Henderson Bridge traffic to be reduced to two lanes for two...

PROVIDENCE – The Henderson Bridge, a major east-west artery carrying commuters from East Providence into downtown Providence will be constricted to one travel lane...
UP-ROUTED: Construction workers are on-site at the Westminster Street overpass, part of the Route 6-10 connector project in Providence. Visible in the background is the “flyover” bridge, a major feature of the new design for the busy exchange.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

6-10 project on track despite dust-up over soil

The $410 million reconstruction of the Route 6-10 connector in Providence is on time and within budget, with one of the project’s major features...

Providence announces $17M budget for Kennedy Plaza redesign

PROVIDENCE – Amid plans to shift a majority of buses out of Kennedy Plaza the city of Providence is forging ahead with a $16.8...

Five Questions With: John J. Igliozzi

John J. Igliozzi is the Ward 7 councilman and majority whip for the Providence City Council, and also serves as chairman of the council...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...
RIGHT PLAN? Critics say the R.I. Department of Transportation needs to consider more changes to a proposed downtown Providence transit plan for buses.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIDOT must do more to prove new city bus plan is...

R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. is right when he says state and Providence officials have spent too many years spinning their...

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...

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