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I-195 panel votes to allow RIPTA to assess Parcel 35 for...

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted Monday evening to allow the R.I. Public Transit Authority to assess the possibility of relocating its...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Transit Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union Division 618 agreed to a new deal that increases hourly pay rates for bus drivers to $25.33 per hour. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIPTA, bus drivers union agree to 16.7% hourly pay increase

PROVIDENCE – Bus drivers with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will see a 16.7% increase in their hourly pay rate, effective this week. RIPTA’s...
WITH POTENTIAL BUDGET DEFICITS looming in the coming years, business leaders say they understand why Gov. Daniel J. McKee's $13.7 billion budget proposal doesn't contain grand plans to provide relief for businesses in the state but instead chips away at certain areas. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

McKee’s budget proposal not ‘sweeping’ but seen as helping business

As the General Assembly prepares to consider Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s proposed fiscal 2025 budget, observers say his proposals to help small businesses may...

Free bus services underway in southeastern Mass.

NEW BEDFORD – For those who rely on the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority bus route for transportation, the $1.50 fare typically collected per ride...
RHODE ISLAND OFFICIALS seemed set on building a bus hub on Dorrance Street in Providence, but now Gov. Daniel J. McKee says officials are considering a location in the I-195 Redevelopment District. / RENDERING COURTESY OF UNION STUDIO ARCHITECTURE AND COMMUNITY DESIGN

Concerns over economic impact of potential new site for transit center

Gov. Daniel J. McKee's revelation that state officials are considering a new Providence location for a proposed bus hub has touched off criticism from...
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Gilbane awarded for contributions that improved design and construction industry

THOMAS F. GILBANE JR., chairman of construction and property management firm Gilbane Inc. in Providence, was recently presented with the National Academy of Construction’s...

RIPTA selects construction and design partner for Providence bus hub

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has selected a construction and design partner to move forward on its planned downtown bus hub. RIPTA's board...

Report: R.I. electric vehicle policies rank 19th out of top 33...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked No. 19 among the top 33 states in the nation for its electric vehicle policies, according to the...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Transit Authority has received $13.5 million in federal grants to expand both its service and hybrid electric fleet.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIPTA gets $13.5M in federal grants to expand service, hybrid electric...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has received $13.5 million in federal grants to expand both its service and hybrid electric fleet,...

RIPTA’s No Fare Pilot Program extended 6 months

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority's No Fare Pilot Program has been extended until September.  The transportation agency’s board of directors approved the six-month...
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