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PILOT PROJECT: The R.I. Department of Transportation has partnered with May Mobility, a Michigan manufacturer of electrical, self-driving vehicles, to launch the Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot project in Providence. The vehicle is pictured in front of The Cheesecake Factory at the Providence Place mall.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Little Roady test of autonomous travel

A $1.2 million state project is testing what some might view as a radical concept: Using autonomous vehicles – which can operate without human...
A PROJECT TO UPDATE signage, change exit numbers and replace structures along the Route 146 corridor between Interstate 95 and the Massachusetts border is set to begin in July.

Signage, exit numbers and structure replacements coming to Route 146

PROVIDENCE – All signage and structures along the Route 146 corridor will be replaced in a $9.6 million two-year effort, the R.I. Department of...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed bills authorizing up to $200 million in GARVEE bonds for the reconstruction of the viaduct that carries !-95 north through downtown Providence. Above, construction on the Providence Viaduct carrying I-95 south. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

GA authorizes up to $200M for Providence Viaduct reconstruction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly over the weekend authorized up to $200 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle bonds, or GARVEE bonds, for...
LANE SHIFTS and lane splits are coming to I-95 near exit 18 this summer. The changes are expected to create additional traffic at peak times.

Summer lane shifts, lane splits coming to I-95 near ProvPort

PROVIDENCE – Another lane shift is coming to Interstate 95 in Providence, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Friday. A lane shift will be employed...

OER recognizes state agencies for energy efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five state government and quasi-public agencies, municipalities and state colleges were recognized during the third annual Lead By Example Clean Energy Awards...
RIDOT WILL IMPLEMENT a traffic shift on I-295 as part of the replacement of four bridges on the Cranston and Johnston line.

RIDOT announces upcoming lane shift on I-295

CRANSTON – A new lane shift will be put in place on Interstate 295 north near exit 6 at the Cranston and Johnston line,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation was awarded $2.8 million in a federal grant overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a review of the requirements necessary to bring Amtrak service to the T.F. Green Airport train station. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

RIDOT to receive $3M to further study bringing Amtrak service to...

WARWICK – The R.I. Department of Transportation will receive a $2.8 million federal grant to fund further efforts between the state and Amtrak to...

RIPTA ridership down, as other modes of transportation increase

PROVIDENCE – After reaching 21 million bus riders in 2008, R.I. Public Transit Authority annual ridership fell below 20 million following the Great Recession...
RIDOT ANNOUNCED the need for a quarter-mile of lane closures on Route 6 related to the rehabilitation of the Woonasquatucket River Bridge. The lane closures are planned to go into effect Monday and Tuesday.

RIDOT: More Route 6 lane closures set to begin Monday/Tuesday

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation announced that a quarter-mile lane closure in both directions on Route 6, west of the Hartford Avenue...

URI student creates model to pinpoint deadliest roads for reptiles, amphibians

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island graduate student is developing a computer model to predict areas in Rhode Island where large numbers...
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