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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...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO speaks at the 6-10 Interchange project kickoff ceremony. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGNEHEIM

6-10 Interchange ceremony kicks off project

PROVIDENCE - A ceremony celebrating the beginning of the 6-10 Interchange project took place Monday morning at 1 Magnolia St. in the city.R.I. Department...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION has received environmental approval for the first two tolling gantries under RhodeWorks.

First two RhodeWorks gantries cleared for environmental review

PROVIDENCE – The first two gantries that will be installed to automatically collect tolls from trucks on Interstate 95 will not require a full...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION has awarded 6/10 Constructor a contract to rebuild the 6-10 Interchange in Providence. In a photo taken in the summer of 2015, one of the bridges of the interchange, just south of Westminster St., temporary braces put in by RIDOT 15 years ago were showing signs of deterioration themselves. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT awards $248M 6-10 Interchange rebuild contract to 6/10 Constructors

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation signed a contract with 6/10 Constructor to rebuild the 6-10 Interchange in Providence, the department announced Thursday.The...
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...
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