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RIPTA, Central Falls join forces on geofencing technology pilot program

CENTRAL FALLS – Using a new federal grant, the R.I. Public Transit Authority and the city will test technology to promote the use of...

Providence Foundation opposes elements of RIDOT’s bus proposal

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation has joined transit advocates in voicing their opposition to parts of the state’s latest bus route proposal. The proposed plan, called the Providence...
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to aid its procurement of 17 new fuel efficient buses, as well as to make site improvements. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIPTA to receive $8.9M for fuel-efficient buses

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to help the state replace 17 high-mileage busses with more-fuel-efficient...
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY has been allocated over $5 million in federal funds to purchase 15 battery-electric buses. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIPTA to receive $5M in federal funds for electric-bus acquisitions

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $5.1 million in federal funds to help purchase 15 battery-electric buses, Sen. Jack Reed announced...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority is set to receive approximately $104.6 million as part of federal relief efforts due to COVID-19.

RIPTA slated to receive roughly $105M from federal relief bill

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive approximately $104.6 million from the federal government as part of its $2 trillion deal being...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has added solar panels to 33 of its buses. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA adds solar panels to 33 buses

PROVIDENCE – Roof-mounted solar panels now top 33 of the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s buses thanks to a partnership with R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
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...

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