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Washington Bridge looms over FY2025 transportation budget hearing

PROVIDENCE – What would typically be a routine budget hearing for the head of the R.I. Department of Transportation in any other year quickly...

McKee administration formally appeals ruling against truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's administration on Wednesday filed a formal notice that it is appealing a federal judge's order to shut down...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, September 2022

1. R.I. misses out on $1B in federal funding for economic projects POSTED ONLINE: SEPT. 2 Ambitions to jump-start the state’s biotech and blue economies with...

RIDOT celebrates reopening of Cottrell Bridge in Westerly

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation along with state, federal and local officials celebrated the reopening of the Cottrell Bridge in Westerly Monday.  The $5.5 million...
U.S. DISTRICT COURT Judge William E. Smith ruled Wednesday that the state's RhodeWorks tolls against the trucking industry are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and the tolls must stop by Friday. / AP PHOTO/ORLIN WAGNER

U.S. judge favors trucking industry over RhodeWorks tolls

PROVIDENCE – The trucking industry scored a significant legal victory in federal court Wednesday against the state’s transportation department over the controversial truck tolling...

State breaks ground on $12.9M Airport Connector renovations

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s “welcome mat” – as Gov. Daniel J. McKee describes the 1-mile road – is getting a makeover as part of...

U.S. should join, not block, China’s Belt and Road

The Belt and Road Initiative is China’s new, massive Silk Road. The ancient Silk Road was a trade route between China and Eastern Europe....

Town Hall discussion scheduled for Henderson Bridge replacement

EAST PROVIDENCE – One of the larger RhodeWorks projects on tap for the next several years will be the subject of a virtual town...
REBUILD READY: From left, Mark Van Noppen, CEO of RCG Armory LLC, architect Jack Ryan and Seth Zeren, principal of RCG Armory, stand in the room of a former nursing home at 31 Parade St. in Providence. Armory purchased the building a few years ago and will use Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to turn it into 12 apartments. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo reengineered Commerce RI, but its true test may be yet...

Few would dispute that Rhode Island is in better shape economically than it was five years ago when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo began her...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation announced Thursday that construction on the Oxford Street Bridge replacement has been completed six months ahead of schedule and about $500,000 under budget. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-95 Oxford Street Bridge replacement completed ahead of schedule, $500K...

PROVIDENCE — Construction to replace the Oxford Street Bridge on Interstate 95 in the city was completed this week, six months ahead of schedule...
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