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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...
THE MAJORITY OF the New England region was blanketed with at least 1 foot of snow from Tuesday’s nor’easter, with some communities in Rhode Island receiving more than 20 inches. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Business resumes in R.I., Bristol County, Mass., after third nor’easter

PROVIDENCE – Business as usual is returning to the area after Tuesday’s nor’easter dumped at least a foot of snow in some communities, keeping...
TUESDAY'S NOR'EASTER FORCED L'Artisan Cafe patrons inside at the Wayland Square eatery in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Storm continues as region shuts down, with scattered power outages

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., residents are now breaking out the shovels and snow blowers to start digging out from this...
HOPKINS HILL ROAD in Coventry was beginning to be covered in snow despite the efforts of plow trucks early on Tuesday. The nor'easter that is hitting New England is still expected to dump upwards of a foot of show or more in the region. / PBN PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Raimondo, state officials urge safety as latest nor’easter commences

PROVIDENCE — Calling it a “very serious storm,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the media at the R.I. Emergency Management Agency in Cranston Tuesday...
A REPORT FROM TRANSITMATTERS suggests increasing the frequency, hours and speed of the commuter rail in order to modernize it to a regional rail system that might be utilized better, both during peak and non-peak hours. / COURTESY TRANSITMATTERS

Transit report pitches improving PVD-BOS train service as part of commuter...

PROVIDENCE – In a regional rail report conducted for metropolitan Boston by TransitMatters, the organization recommended upgrades that would reduce the transit time from...
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...
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,...
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