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DECISION PAYING DIVIDENDS: Manny Tampella, manager of La Masseria restaurant in East Greenwich, says the Main Street eatery is experiencing its “best year ever,” helped in part by the traditionally dine-in restaurant’s decision to start offering takeout meals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s resilient downtowns: Main Streets across the state scarred but ready...

In downtown Pawtucket, a bookstore reinvented itself by beefing up its online presence and ramping up services for fledgling authors looking to self-publish their...

RIPTA hampered by communication problems caused by ‘cybersecurity issue’

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has been plagued by communication and computer problems following a cybersecurity incident that occurred late last week. RIPTA...

RIPTA an alternative for riders affected by MBTA South Attleboro repairs

ATTLEBORO – The South Attleboro commuter rail station has closed indefinitely for repairs, but affected Rhode Island riders can use bus service to connect...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...
RIGHT PLAN? Critics say the R.I. Department of Transportation needs to consider more changes to a proposed downtown Providence transit plan for buses.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIDOT must do more to prove new city bus plan is...

R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. is right when he says state and Providence officials have spent too many years spinning their...

Providence giving troubled e-scooter, e-bike programs another go, but not everybody’s...

Seemingly overnight, rentable electric bikes and scooters began popping up on Providence streets last year. The Creative Capital was in the regional vanguard of...
PILOT PROJECT: The R.I. Department of Transportation has partnered with May Mobility, a Michigan manufacturer of electrical, self-driving vehicles, to launch the Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot project in Providence. The vehicle is pictured in front of The Cheesecake Factory at the Providence Place mall.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Little Roady test of autonomous travel

A $1.2 million state project is testing what some might view as a radical concept: Using autonomous vehicles – which can operate without human...
UPENDED MARKET: Ali Sanfilippo, a real estate paralegal at Sayer, Regan & Thayer in Newport, lives in New Bedford with her boyfriend. The couple is looking to move to Rhode Island but is having trouble finding apartments for rent. That’s partly due to an upending of the rental market that has seen investors and homeowners transform former year-round rentals into short-term units for services such as Airbnb.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Adapt to disruptors – or perish? New players are disrupting a...

Where have all the apartments gone? On Aquidneck Island, and particularly Newport, the listing of an affordable, livable, two-bedroom home now draws a frenzy...

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...

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