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R.I. receives additional $19.6M from feds for transportation improvements

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $19.6 million in additional federal funds for transportation infrastructure upgrades this year, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Sept....
RHODE ISLAND will receive and allocate $19.6 million in federal funds for transportation projects that went unused by other states in federal fiscal 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. receives additional $19.6M from feds for transportation improvements

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $19.6 million in additional federal funds for transportation infrastructure upgrades this year, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced...
The Washington Bridge construction will involve adding an additional lane for through-traffic, removing the Gano Street exit from I-195 west and adding a new exit for East Providence, according the state Department of Transportation. / R.I. DOT

Proposed Washington Bridge changes worry residents

Proposed changes to the Washington Bridge, which carries Interstate 195 over the Seekonk River, could alter development in East Providence and traffic on the...

New traffic plan for I-195 would create direct access to E.P....

EAST PROVIDENCE – Although much of the attention on the Washington Bridge redevelopment project has focused on the proposed removal of the Gano Street...
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...
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Workforce development programs need resources, not cutbacks

Earlier this year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and provided some insight into her budget priorities for 2019...
NEW GANTRY: Vehicles pass underneath an electronic truck-tolling gantry on Route 6 in Providence over the Woonasquatucket River Bridge. The gantry is scheduled to begin operating this month.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Truck tolls roll on despite American Trucking Associations lawsuit, appeal

Coming to a Rhode Island highway near you: “Big Brother,” electronic truck-tolling style.That may be a cynical way to describe the automated truck-tolling gantries...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $60.3 million in federal INFRA grants for the reconstruction of the viaduct that carries Interstate 95 north through downtown Providence. Above, construction on the Providence Viaduct carrying I-95 south. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. to receive $60.3M federal grant for Viaduct reconstruction

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive a federal $60.3 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America, or INFRA, grant to replace and upgrade the northbound Providence...
RIDOT HAS submitted a "major amendment" to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, increasing projected funding by $358.7 million over 10 years, a 6% increase. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT amending transportation plan, expects spending to grow $358.7M over 10...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has submitted an amended Statewide Transportation Improvement Program plan, which includes a projected spending increase of $358.7...

Truck tolls exceed projected $7M revenue in first year

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has collected $7.3 million in billable revenue from the first two Rhode Island truck toll gantries between...
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