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Frontier offers $3B for Spirit low-cost airline tie-up

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Frontier is offering to buy Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation's fifth largest carrier. The...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION would like to add a second platform and new track for an Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but not everyone agrees that spending $247 million on it is wise. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Proposed $247M Amtrak station at Warwick airport draws mixed reaction

A proposed Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has public transit advocates and members of the business community divided over whether...

100 R.I. infrastructure projects to be accelerated with federal funding

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday said the state will use federal money to accelerate more than 100 infrastructure projects. Rhode Island received...
RHODE ISLAND ranked among the top two states in the nation for highway safety laws in 2022, according to an annual report by Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Report: R.I. highway safety laws tied for tops in the nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks among the top two states in the nation for highway safety laws, according to the 2022 annual report by...

Brown-based bike navigation app hits roads nationwide with public launch

PROVIDENCE – A cycling-focused navigation app co-founded by two seniors at Brown University had its public, nationwide launch this week. The app, called Pointz and...

New report outlines ways to improve electric vehicle infrastructure in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Requiring 100% of state electricity to come from renewable sources will help incentivize the electric vehicle market and ensure the state’s fossil...
ON THE ROAD: Transportation expert Valerie Southern, owner of Valerie J. Southern Transportation Consultant LLC, monitors foot and car traffic on Bellevue Avenue in Newport as part of her data collection before making safety recommendations for the city’s streets. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Southern took her own route in transportation career

With a career in transportation planning, engineering and design in both rural and urban settings, Valerie Southern learned a lot before setting out on...

Gas prices in R.I. tick down 2 cents, remain level in...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island decreased 2 cents week to week to $3.37 per gallon, 8...

RIMA, Toray Plastics to tackle labor shortage by driving people to...

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Toray Plastics America Inc. is growing thanks to increased demand for its products but there's a problem that many other employers...

R.I. gas prices dip slightly; 6 cents above national average

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island is down 1 cent from a week ago at $3.39 per...

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