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House passes $13.9B fiscal 2025 budget

PROVIDENCE – House lawmakers on Friday voted 69-5 to approve a $13.9 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.  The spending...

RIPEC: General Assembly needs to pare spending growth

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Expenditure Council urges the General Assembly to show fiscal restraint as the state faces looming deficits that could exceed...

Durand appointed interim RIPTA CEO

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority board of directors on Tuesday unanimously accepted the resignation of CEO Scott Avedisian. Avedisian submitted his resignation letter...

RIPTA approves contract for Phase 1 of new transit center

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority board of directors on Tuesday approved a $16.9 million contract to Next Wave Partners to begin the...

Bristol-Providence ferry for Washington Bridge commuters delayed until Dec. 20

PROVIDENCE – State officials on Monday announced that the two-way ferry service planned between Bristol and Providence to provide alternative travel routes for commuters...

SBA approves low-interest loans for local businesses affected by bridge closure

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island business owners are now eligible for low-interest loans provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recoup lost revenue due...

Officials mark opening of Pawtucket-Central Falls train, bus station

PAWTUCKET – Plans to make Pawtucket a public transportation destination with a new commuter rail and bus stop are chugging along. Federal and state officials...

Community groups call for state to quit stalling on bicycle, transit...

PROVIDENCE – Advocates are pressuring state leaders to put the pedal to the metal on expanding public transit and bicycle paths across the state. Nearly...

$7M Kennedy Plaza pavilion proposal puts poultry front and center

PROVIDENCE - A fast-casual chicken joint named after the patron saint of poultry could be coming to Kennedy Plaza. St. Gall Rotisserie, from the owners...

RIPTA cuts bus trips amid driver shortage

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is cutting the number of daily trips on certain bus routes because they don’t have enough drivers. The...
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