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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...
R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT Authority CEO Scott Avedisian said a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will allow the agency to make "critical" repairs on the Chafee Maintenance Facility in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA gets $3.3M for bus maintenance facility

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority received $3.3 million in federal funds to modernize its infrastructure, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and the U.S....
JACK F. REED announced $1.5 million in federal funds for the R.I. Public Transportation Authority's acquisition of all-electric buses. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JACK F. REED

Reed announces $1.5M for electric buses for RIPTA

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has received $1.5 million in federal funds to purchase new all-electric buses and associated infrastructure, Sen. Jack...

Downtown Transit Connector to begin construction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has begun pre-construction work in downtown Providence, preparing for the Downtown Transit Connector.The high-frequency bus transit corridor...

Public meeting on Kennedy Plaza improvement plan to be held Aug....

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Department of Planning and Development and the R.I. Public Transit Authority are hosting a meeting, regarding the latest plans for...

RIPTA mobile app allows ticket purchases; next up, scanning

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has launched a mobile app, so passengers can buy tickets and passes from their smartphones and show...
RHODE ISLAND WILL USE its $14.4 million from a federal settlement over diesel fuel emissions to fund electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles along the I-95 corridor. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI

R.I. plans to use $14.4M from Volkswagen settlement to fund electric...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s money from the Volkswagen AG diesel fuel emissions scandal settlement will be used to pay for electric buses and to...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David N. Cicilline, announced $1.2 million in federal funding to help upgrade the pier in Bristol that is used by the Prudence Island Ferry. / COURTESY JACK F. REED

Bristol receives $1.2M for Prudence Island Ferry Dock renovation; project’s cost...

BRISTOL – The town of Bristol will receive $1.2 million to rehabilitate the north and south walls of Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier from...
RIPTA HAS CHOSEN Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian as its new CEO. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Avedisian named RIPTA CEO, to step down as Warwick mayor

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has selected Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian as its new CEO, it announced Wednesday.As both are full-time positions,...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED announced $903,870 in a federal grant to repair and upgrade the East Side Bus Tunnel in Providence. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED

East Side Bus Tunnel project gets $904K federal grant

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack F. Reed announced $903,870 in federal funding for the R.I. Public Transit Authority to improve the East Side Bus Tunnel...
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