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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...
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...
POWER DOWN: After heavy rain and wind in Monday morning's storm, about 154,000 Rhode Islanders were affected by power outages. In Bristol County, Mass., over 32,000 customers were estimated to have been affected. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Storm knocks out power, delays train service

PROVIDENCE – The storm that passed through New England early Monday morning left 147,046 affected by power outages in Rhode Island and 32,256 affected customers in...
FROM LEFT ARE Dr. Thandeka Myenim and Scott Bowers of Koch Eye Associates; Kelly MacArthur Coates of Carpionato Group; Dr. Ronald O. Furman;, Dr. Lionel Lemos; Dr. Patricia Koch of Koch Eye Associates; Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian; Dr. Paul Koch of Koch Eye Associates; and Michael St. Onge of Claris Vision during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Koch Eye Associates family eye care center in Warwick. / COURTESY JS COMMUNICATIONS

Koch Eye Associates opens family eye care center in Warwick

WARWICK – Koch Eye Associates continued its 40-year history of growth in Warwick with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for its new, 6,000-square-foot...
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