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RIPTA HAS AWARDED a $5.5 million contract to a Virginia company to update and streamline its fare collection system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIPTA awards contract to update and streamline fare collection

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has awarded a contract to Innovations In Transportation Inc., of Virginia, to update and streamline RIPTA’s fare...
DIGGING OUT: A truck clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in the Misquamicut community of Westerly following “Superstorm” Sandy in 2012. Today the town is still dredging 20,000 cubic yards of sand from Winnapaug Pond deposited there during the storm.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

The Ocean State has seen the damage storms can cause. So...

(Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island's vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...
A CAR HEADED SOUTH on Blackstone Boulevard Thursday as snow started to accumulate in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

As R.I. digs out and gets back to business, bitter cold...

PROVIDENCE – As streets were cleared Friday, Rhode Island and the rest of the Northeast are facing frigid temperatures and strong winds following 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...
RIPTA WILL REINSTATE its free fare program for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities on Saturday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIPTA to offer free rides to low-income seniors, persons with disabilities

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Public Transit Authority announced on Wednesday that starting on Saturday, July 1, passengers enrolled in RIPTA’s reduced-fare buss pass program,...

Can ferry help ease Newport traffic jam?

At what point will the frustration of a daily traffic jam make a ferry a more appealing commuting alternative? A business owner in Jamestown...

Workshop looks at city’s lesser-known attractions

Barbara Barnes started the workshop with a “Peanuts” comic. Linus is telling Charlie Brown about a trip he went on. All the hotels and...
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