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THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority was granted $8 million in federal funds for two bus hub projects at URI and CCRI, as well as to purchase new buses. Above, URI's South Kingstown campus. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

RIPTA gets $8M from feds for URI, CCRI bus hubs and...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has been allocated $8 million in federal funds for bus hubs and to purchase new buses, Sen....
RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian, at a stop at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. He says feedback from riders on the state’s plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence has been mixed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Don’t try to satisfy everyone with downtown transit plan

In trying to serve all interests with its plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence, the R.I. Department of Transportation is in...

Transit advocates say pump breaks on downtown busing proposal

The idea of moving buses out of Kennedy Plaza has long been a key component of a centralized transportation hub for Providence. But the...
RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian, shown at a stop at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA hoping for ridership boost

Anyone who has traveled via subway in Boston understands the appeal of the CharlieCard. Plastic and digitally reloadable, easily found in a wallet, the...

RIC students will now be able to ride RIPTA buses for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College students are now able to ride R.I. Public Transit Authority buses for free under an agreement reached between RIC...
RIPTA IS ADDING two trips on the Route 61X bus service to better accommodate workers who live in the Greater Providence area that work at business and manufacturers in the Bristol and Warren area. Above, RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA to add bus trips from PVD to East Bay to...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will offer two more trips on the Route 61X bus line to offer service to commuters who...
THE FREE TRIAL period for express bus service from Providence to Quonset Business Park will continue through the end of the calendar year. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Free trial period for Quonset bus service extended through 2019

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Public Transit Authority will extend the free trial service from Providence to Quonset Business Park through the end of the calendar...
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...

Little Roady Shuttle autonomous vehicle testing underway

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation recently hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicles at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown as part of...
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,...
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