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STEEL PLATES ON THE South County Freeway Bridge damaged between 15 and 18 vehicles Friday morning after becoming loose, according to RIDOT. The plates have since been replaced with asphalt.

Loose steel plates damage 15-18 vehicles on South County Freeway Bridge...

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Transportation said that approximately 15 or 18 vehicles were damaged when they went over several temporary steel plates...
THE NEW PROVIDENCE RIVER BRIDGE construction completion, originally scheduled for the fall, has been pushed back until the summer of 2019. / COURTESY INFORM STUDIO

Completion of Providence River pedestrian bridge pushed back

PROVIDENCE — Walkers and bikers alike will have to wait a while longer to trek across the Providence River via the new pedestrian bridge...
RIDOT HAS ISSUED a RFP for an autonomous transit service between Olneyville and Downtown Providence which it said could fill the transit gap caused by construction on the 6-10 Interchange. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT issues RFP for autonomous transit service development

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has issued a request for proposals to companies that can design and test and eventually deliver an...
THE MAJORITY OF the New England region was blanketed with at least 1 foot of snow from Tuesday’s nor’easter, with some communities in Rhode Island receiving more than 20 inches. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Business resumes in R.I., Bristol County, Mass., after third nor’easter

PROVIDENCE – Business as usual is returning to the area after Tuesday’s nor’easter dumped at least a foot of snow in some communities, keeping...
HOPKINS HILL ROAD in Coventry was beginning to be covered in snow despite the efforts of plow trucks early on Tuesday. The nor'easter that is hitting New England is still expected to dump upwards of a foot of show or more in the region. / PBN PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Raimondo, state officials urge safety as latest nor’easter commences

PROVIDENCE — Calling it a “very serious storm,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the media at the R.I. Emergency Management Agency in Cranston Tuesday...
A REPORT FROM TRANSITMATTERS suggests increasing the frequency, hours and speed of the commuter rail in order to modernize it to a regional rail system that might be utilized better, both during peak and non-peak hours. / COURTESY TRANSITMATTERS

Transit report pitches improving PVD-BOS train service as part of commuter...

PROVIDENCE – In a regional rail report conducted for metropolitan Boston by TransitMatters, the organization recommended upgrades that would reduce the transit time from...
E-ZPASS TRANSPONDERS are now sold at the welcome center on Interstate 95 in Richmond. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

E-ZPass transponders now sold at I-95 welcome center in Richmond

RICKMOND - E-ZPass transponders will now be sold at the Interstate 95 Welcome Center in Richmond, the R.I. Department of Transportation and the R.I....
RIDOT ANNOUNCED Interstate 95 will experience temporary lane closures Feb. 12-20 to install truck toll gantries in southern Rhode Island.

RIDOT announces overnight lane closures to install truck toll gantries

PROVIDENCE – A series of lane closures are planned for a section of Interstate 95 in southern Rhode Island to install the first two...

RIDOT makes updates to train stations to make them ADA compliant

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has begun taking steps to bring two of the state’s train stations into compliance with the Americans...
REP. DEBORAH RUGGIERO, D-Jamestown, chair of the state Legislative Commission to Study Broadband Services and Accessibility, worked with R.I. Commerce Corp., R.I. Department of Transportation and Middletown officials on an agreement that will extend the town’s fiber-optic network. / COURTESY DEBORAH RUGGIERO

Ruggiero: Middletown extending broadband network

MIDDLETOWN – In a Jan. 9 op-ed, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, D-Jamestown, chair of the state Legislative Commission to Study Broadband Services and Accessibility, said...
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