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RIPTA card-validator bus installations underway

PROVIDENCE – This month R.I. Public Transit Authority will begin mounting validators, or card readers, on the dashboards of its buses.Working with Innovations In...
SNOW KNOCKED out power to thousands of customers in Rhode Island Monday morning. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Snow knocks out power overnight across region, parking bans remain in...

PROVIDENCE – As an early morning storm levels off in the Ocean State, thousands of customers were without power Monday morning, many school days...

Little Roady Shuttle autonomous vehicle testing underway

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation recently hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicles at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown as part of...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., predicting a "significant impact" on the afternoon and evening commute Tuesday. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

NWS warns of deteriorating road conditions Tuesday afternoon

PROVIDENCE – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Providence County, Kent County, Bristol County, Washington County and Newport County...
THE PARTIAL FEDERAL government shutdown is in its 26th day on Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ

Partial federal government shutdown having local impact

PROVIDENCE – As the partial federal government shutdown drags on, local effects on those reliant on federal programs and those furloughed as federal employees...
RIPTA WILL OFFER a free trial bus service starting Jan. 22 from Kennedy Plaza to the Quonset Business Park, making 11 stops in the park. The pilot program will run through mid-April. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA to launch pilot bus service to Quonset Business Park from...

PROVIDENCE – A pilot program to bring bus service to businesses at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown from Providence will begin Jan. 22,...

Former mayor, downtown property owners sue city, state over transit hub

PROVIDENCE – A group of downtown property owners, including former Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr., filed a lawsuit against the city and state Monday,...

Stuff-a-Bus food drive receives more than 4 tons of donated food

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Earlier this month Ocean State Job Lot – in partnership with the R.I. Public Transit Authority and iHeartRadio – announced it...
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
ALL ONBOARD? The planned location of the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station is near the small structure on the left side of the tracks and runs across the tracks on both sides. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket-Central Falls transit hub breaks ground

PAWTUCKET – Back in 2005, the city of Pawtucket began discussions with R.I. Department of Transportation about adding a commuter rail stop. More than...
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