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Electrical bikes hit Providence streets

PROVIDENCE – Over the next few days, you may start to see people buzzing around the city on red electrically-charged bicycles.Beginning Thursday, electricity-aided bikes...

Climate policy could boost R.I. transportation

Rhode Island’s transition to a “clean-energy” economy can’t happen without addressing the state’s largest and most stubborn source of greenhouse gas emissions: the transportation...
WARWICK MAYOR Scott Avedisian is a finalist candidate for RIPTA CEO. Above, Avedesian stands with RIPTA employee Deyrin Gonzalez. / PBN PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Warwick Mayor Avedisian a finalist for RIPTA CEO

WARWICK – Mayor Scott Avedisian is a finalist for CEO of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, a quasi-state agency that he previously helped...
THE REFURBISHED NEWPORT Gateway Center features a number of improvements to be more resilient against storms, including new metal-roofed canopies, permeable pavers and a new stormwater system that uses bio-retention areas and rain gardens. / COURTESY PARE CORP.

Newport Gateway Center reopens following storm-resiliency upgrades

NEWPORT – The refurbished Newport Gateway Center has reopened. The intermodal transit hub features a new design that will improve its resiliency in future storms.Pare Corp., a multidisciplinary...
BOOKS ARE WINGS is kicking off its fourth annual Gift of Literacy campaign this holiday season, an opportunity to help impact the lives of local children through literature. There will be a Books Are Wings Family Day on Dec. 9. / COURTESY BOOKS ARE WINGS

Philanthropy Calendar, Dec. 8, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...

RIPTA launches ‘Poetry in Motion’ program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane helped launch the “Poetry in Motion” program in Rhode Island on Sept. 12 in front of...
THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT Authority announced on Monday that it has consolidated bus stops at Kennedy Plaza in an attempt to reduce bus idling time. /COURTESY RIPTA

RIPTA to consolidate bus stops, reduce idling in Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority hopes to improve pedestrian safety and energy efficiency by consolidating bus stops and reducing the amount...

Single Providence transit hub still planned

The movement of Peter Pan and Greyhound bus service in Providence away from Kennedy Plaza to a location across from the Rhode Island Convention...
The R.I. Department of Transportation can't restrict truck access, the State Traffic Commission has determined.

RIDOT to restart selection process for transit-hub development company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will restart the process for selecting a development company to design and construct a long-awaited transit hub...
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