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McKee touts strategy for downtown bus hub project in transportation forum

PROVIDENCE - Amid recent community debate over bike lanes and bus-hub improvements in the capital city, Gov. Daniel J. McKee is stressing the importance...

RIPTA gets $900,000 grant to help develop transit corridor

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is getting a $900,000 federal boost to develop plans for a high-capacity transit corridor to connect...

RIPTA hampered by communication problems caused by ‘cybersecurity issue’

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has been plagued by communication and computer problems following a cybersecurity incident that occurred late last week. RIPTA...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...

RIPTA plans service changes to URI, CCRI, Jefferson Boulevard

WARWICK – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is planning several changes to routes in the West Bay and South County, aimed at offering more...

RIPTA solar waterfront partnership project ‘a win on many levels’

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has announced that it is part of a collaborative green energy project allowing it to save...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has renewed an agreement with Quonset Development Corp. to extend the pilot Quonset Express commuter service program through June 2022. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA renews trial commuter service to Quonset through June 2022

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has renewed its partnership with the Quonset Development Corp. to continue pilot commuter service from downtown Providence...

Loss of ridership fares, increased costs put RIPTA $18M in the...

PROVIDENCE – Dramatic drops in ridership combined with new costs for technology, cleaning and personal protective equipment are anticipated to put the R.I. Public...

Raimondo backs downtown transit plan despite continued opposition

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has thrown her weight behind the proposal for a divided downtown bus hub despite mounting opposition from businesses,...
FRANK PICOZZI, Independent candidate for Warwick mayor, appears to have been won the election after incumbent Democrat Joseph J. Solomon conceded. / COURTESY FRANK PICOZZI

WPRI: Solomon concedes to Picozzi in Warwick mayoral race

WARWICK – Incumbent Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon conceded to his opponent Frank Picozzi, an independent, on Wednesday, according to WPRI-TV 12. Solomon took office...

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