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JACK F. REED announced $1.5 million in federal funds for the R.I. Public Transportation Authority's acquisition of all-electric buses. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JACK F. REED

Reed announces $1.5M for electric buses for RIPTA

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has received $1.5 million in federal funds to purchase new all-electric buses and associated infrastructure, Sen. Jack...

RIPTA mobile app allows ticket purchases; next up, scanning

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has launched a mobile app, so passengers can buy tickets and passes from their smartphones and show...
RHODE ISLAND WILL USE its $14.4 million from a federal settlement over diesel fuel emissions to fund electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles along the I-95 corridor. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI

R.I. plans to use $14.4M from Volkswagen settlement to fund electric...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s money from the Volkswagen AG diesel fuel emissions scandal settlement will be used to pay for electric buses and to...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David N. Cicilline, announced $1.2 million in federal funding to help upgrade the pier in Bristol that is used by the Prudence Island Ferry. / COURTESY JACK F. REED

Bristol receives $1.2M for Prudence Island Ferry Dock renovation; project’s cost...

BRISTOL – The town of Bristol will receive $1.2 million to rehabilitate the north and south walls of Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier from...
RIPTA HAS CHOSEN Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian as its new CEO. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Avedisian named RIPTA CEO, to step down as Warwick mayor

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has selected Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian as its new CEO, it announced Wednesday.As both are full-time positions,...
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...
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...
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