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RIPTA WILL OFFER a free trial bus service starting Jan. 22 from Kennedy Plaza to the Quonset Business Park, making 11 stops in the park. The pilot program will run through mid-April. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA to launch pilot bus service to Quonset Business Park from...

PROVIDENCE – A pilot program to bring bus service to businesses at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown from Providence will begin Jan. 22,...
R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT Authority CEO Scott Avedisian said a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will allow the agency to make "critical" repairs on the Chafee Maintenance Facility in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA gets $3.3M for bus maintenance facility

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority received $3.3 million in federal funds to modernize its infrastructure, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and the U.S....
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...
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,...
ICE MELT: The Elizabeth River, out of Hong Kong, offloads 60,000 tons of salt at the Port of Providence. The salt is sourced from the interior of Egypt and is used as ice melt. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. bids to become a statewide foreign trade zone. Who will...

Rhode Island, which sometimes is at a disadvantage trying to lure or expand business because of its small size, now hopes to use that...
ON THE HORIZON: An aerial view of the completed expansion of the main runway at T.F. Green Airport, lengthened from 7,200 feet to 8,700 feet, allowing for the ability to fly nonstop to the West Coast, as well as opening up opportunities for expanded international trade and domestic commerce. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Passenger growth hasn’t met initial projections, but T.F. Green Airport supporters...

Fifteen years ago, when the planning process for extending the ­primary runway at Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport had already started, projections of airport use...
LONG-TERM INVESTMENT: $250 million of federal and state funds have gone into upgrading T.F. Green Airport, which extended the main runway and added other safety and environmental health improvements. The full payoff for the investment is not clear yet.  / COURTESY R.I. ­AIRPORT CORP.

Payoff starts on $250M upgrade to T.F. Green, more must come

Nearly 20 years ago, planning started for extending the runways and footprint of T.F. Green Airport. And now the project, much scaled back from...
THE R.I. AIRPORT CORP. released details of a new property-focused economic development plan that involves land sales, leases, property redevelopment and the creation of green space. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

RIAC unveils redevelopment plan for land adjacent to T.F. Green

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Airport Corp. announced a new initiative that including the resale, leasing and razing of 10 RIAC properties outside of...
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