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INVESTED: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, senior vice president of strategy and community investments, have helped launch 12 Rhode Island entrepreneurs through RIF’s innovation fellowship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Six years in, RIF innovation fellows’ impact unclear as they fight...

Six years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation announced it was accepting applications for something called an innovation fellowship. The program, funded by local philanthropists...

RIDOT: I-295 exit renumbering begins next week

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation reminded motorists that the Interstate 295 highway renumbering program begins on Tuesday, Nov. 27.The program will begin...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION will share its construction, crash and road-closure data with Waze in exchange for free travel-time updates the department will display on highway message boards. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

RIDOT partners with Waze for traffic updates

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has partnered in a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a crowdsourced traffic and navigation app to provide a...

Kingston Train Station celebrates renovations with ribbon cutting

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Recently completed upgrades and high-speed-rail track improvements at Amtrak’s Kingston Station were celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 30.Improvements included a...

RIDOT ferry service completes successful year with 43,000 riders

PROVIDENCE – The seasonal Providence-Newport ferry service offered by the R.I. Department of Transportation has completed a successful second season, carrying 43,068 passengers this...
I-95 NORTH will be closed for 56 hours, from 9 p.m. on Oct. 13 to the morning of Oct. 16. Traffic will be rerouted to Route 3 North. / COURTESY RIDOT

RIDOT: I-95N in Exeter to be closed Oct. 13-16

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 95 North will be closed in Exeter from 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13...
NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza rides his bike by the 6-10 connector on Westminster Street in Providence most days. He says the roadway should connect neighborhoods, rather than divide them. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State: 6-10 connector project on schedule

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo a year ago called a press conference announcing the state could no longer wait to address the deterioration of one...

Explaining is job one for govt

A year ago Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made clear that the bridges of the 6-10 connector in Providence needed to be replaced, and now.The...

State, RIPTA need to step up on transit

With the latest “vision” for Kennedy Plaza, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joins a long list of people who have come up with ideas...
REGULAR COMMUTER: Andy Arsenian of South Kingstown is a regular commuter to his job at Bank of America and has seen few people on his ride since the R.I. Department of Transportation in July started offering free, daily train service between North Kingstown, T.F. Green Airport and Providence Station.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay...

On the 7:45 a.m. train ride to Boston, via Wickford Junction, Andy Arsenian sat in a comfortable booth seat, his tablet on the table...
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