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State solicits private developers for downtown transit hub proposal

PROVIDENCE – The proposal to open a new, indoor transit hub on the edge of the I-195 Redevelopment District is finally advancing from vision...
LASTING MARK? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, who cannot run in November for another term, is hopeful a renovated Industrial Trust Co. Building will add to the vibrancy of Kennedy Plaza, which the city is eying for a $140 million overhaul. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

TO THE RESCUE? ‘Superman’ building project could key downtown recovery

The Industrial Trust Co. Building holds a towering place in Neil D. Steinberg’s memory. He started his banking career there nearly half a century ago,...

Who’s making decisions on new bus hub?

When virtual hearings on proposals for a new downtown Providence transit hub begin on Feb. 24, they will not include a contested multihub plan...

New report outlines ways to improve electric vehicle infrastructure in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Requiring 100% of state electricity to come from renewable sources will help incentivize the electric vehicle market and ensure the state’s fossil...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION will present three options for a Providence bus hub in a series of public hearings. Pictured is RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. in Kennedy Plaza, where the bus depot is currently located. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Did the R.I. Department of Transportation make the right decision to...

The R.I. Department of Transportation and the R.I. Public Transit Authority have agreed to seek public feedback on three options to overhaul Providence’s downtown...

RIPTA gets $900,000 grant to help develop transit corridor

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is getting a $900,000 federal boost to develop plans for a high-capacity transit corridor to connect...
ASSEMBLY LINE: Machine operator Yahalra Santiago, left, helps Hache Diaz pack soap at Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick. Bradford CEO and President Stuart Benton says the company has had difficulty filling available positions due to a lack of skilled labor in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stronger, eager to grow

The flexibility required of Rhode Island manufacturers to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has made many of them stronger, says Kathie Mahoney, center...

Governor’s Bay Day to be held July 25

PROVIDENCE – The 32nd Governor’s Bay Day will take place on July 25, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday. Parking at all state beaches will...

Kennedy Plaza public bathrooms to reopen Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – A compromise has been reached to reopen the restrooms at Kennedy Plaza, which were closed to the general public more than a...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...

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