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THE R.I. AIRPORT CORP. will receive $7 million in federal funding to reimburse it for part of the money it spent on mandatory security upgrades following 9/11. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Reed: RIAC to receive $7M for airport security upgrade reimbursement

WARWICK – The R.I. Airport Corp. will receive $7 million in federal funding to reimburse it for security upgrades made in the wake of...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David N. Cicilline, announced $1.2 million in federal funding to help upgrade the pier in Bristol that is used by the Prudence Island Ferry. / COURTESY JACK F. REED

Bristol receives $1.2M for Prudence Island Ferry Dock renovation; project’s cost...

BRISTOL – The town of Bristol will receive $1.2 million to rehabilitate the north and south walls of Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier from...
RIDOT HAS ISSUED a RFP for an autonomous transit service between Olneyville and Downtown Providence which it said could fill the transit gap caused by construction on the 6-10 Interchange. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT issues RFP for autonomous transit service development

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has issued a request for proposals to companies that can design and test and eventually deliver an...
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,...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED announced $903,870 in a federal grant to repair and upgrade the East Side Bus Tunnel in Providence. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED

East Side Bus Tunnel project gets $904K federal grant

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack F. Reed announced $903,870 in federal funding for the R.I. Public Transit Authority to improve the East Side Bus Tunnel...
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.

T.F. Green passenger traffic rises 16.9% in Jan., cargo traffic triples

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 16.9 percent year over year in January to 292,603 total passengers, according to the R.I. Airport...
THE PRICE FOR SELF-SERVE, UNLEADED REGULAR GASOLINE in Rhode Island fell 3 cents per gallon to $2.53 over the last week, even as it remained at $2.50 in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. gas prices fall 3 cents even as Mass. gas remains...

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline fell 3 cents per gallon in the last week, according to AAA Northeast data released...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has issued his proposal for infrastructure investment that shifts much of the funding from federal to local, state and private investment. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump introduces infrastructure proposal, local impact unclear

PROVIDENCE – The new infrastructure bill out forth by President Donald Trump this week proposed a $200 billion, 10-year federal investment that the White...
THE PRICE OF REGULAR gasoline in Rhode Island increased 3 cents this week to $2.51 per gallon. / BLOOMERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I., Mass. gas prices rise

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island saw a 4 cent increase in the average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline per gallon this week, according to...
GAS PRICES IN RHODE ISLAND rose 3 cents in the past week, according to AAA Northeast. Over the year, the price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline increased 1 cent in the Ocean State.

Gas prices start new year on an upswing, 2 cents in...

PROVIDENCE – With crude oil prices hitting their highest levels since 2013, gasoline prices began the year with a price increase, according to AAA...
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