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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...
The R.I. Department of Transportation can't restrict truck access, the State Traffic Commission has determined.

RIDOT request to restrict access of truckers to 14 roads is...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation was rebuffed on Thursday in its effort to force tractor-trailer trucks to avoid sections of 14 state...
JILLIAN FINKLE IS THE coordinator of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, a collaborative effort between Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and many partners to revitalize the Broad Street corridor throughout the three communities. /COURTESY JILLIAN FINKLE

Five Questions With: Jillian Finkle

Jillian Finkle is the coordinator of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, which is a project tying together three communities in the Blackstone Valley: Pawtucket,...
UNDER A PLAN developed by R.I. Department of Transportation, the sites in royal blue would be the preferred sites for the development of a bus hub./ COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Statehouse lawn identified as potential site for bus hub

PROVIDENCE – State officials are eyeing the Statehouse lawn as a development site.It is one of two public spaces newly identified as the state’s...
RHODEWORKS, THE RHODE ISLAND infrastructure repair program, won a regional award from the 2017 Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT’s RhodeWorks wins regional award

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation’s RhodeWorks infrastructure repair plan won an award for the “Best Use of Technology Innovation” large project category...
REP. JOSEPH J. SOLOMON JR., D-Warwick, late in the General Assembly session this year introduced legislation that would preserve the open space of the Statehouse grounds. /COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Five Questions With: Joseph J. Solomon Jr.

Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr., D-Warwick, late in the General Assembly session this year introduced legislation that would preserve the open space of the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION has received environmental approval for the first two tolling gantries under RhodeWorks.

RIDOT: In-state train service free until end of year

PROVIDENCE - Starting Monday and continuing through the end of the year, train rides between Wickford Junction Station, T.F. Green Airport and Providence will...
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