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“Heading into 2019, gasoline demand is expected to dwindle in January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “At the same time, OPEC will begin production cuts January 1 with hopes the shift in global supply will push oil prices higher. The impact of the cuts will not likely be known until later in the first quarter.”

Gas prices continue dropping, 2 cents in both R.I. and Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents over the week to $2.50 per gallon, 18...
NORWEGIAN AIR says that it is in a strong financial position heading into the weak winter travel season, and issue for the discount airline with flights to and from Europe from T.F. Green Airport. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Norwegian Air seeks to reassure on cash amid winter slowdown

LONDON – Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA took pains to reassure investors about the solidity of its cash position and plans to sell aircraft and...

RGGI-style transit funds in R.I. future

On Dec. 18, 12 Northeastern states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia announced that they had agreed to implement a cap-and-trade regime...
RHODE ISLAND WAS ONE OF NINE states and the District of Columbia that have agreed to create a transportation emissions cap-and-trade program designed to decrease the use of fossil fuels and fund green technology and other projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. joins partnership developing transportation emission cap/trade program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., Tuesday announcing a partnership in a project designed to create...
RIDOT received a $20 million federal grant for a project to realign and consolidate the Newport-side ramp system for the Pell Bridge. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT gets $20M federal grant for Pell Bridge ramp realignment

NEWPORT – The R.I. Department of Transportation has received a $20 million federal grant to support a project to realign the Newport Pell Bridge...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION has awarded May Mobility a contract to provide autonomous vehicle shuttle service between Olneyville and Downtown Providence. Above, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT awards autonomous vehicle service contract to Mich.-based company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to May Mobility Inc. to provide a limited and controlled automated vehicle service...
REPAIR WORK on bridges that carry I-295 traffic at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A will begin on Nov. 16. Work will continue through the summer of 2019. / COURTESY GOOGLE LLC

Lane shifts, congestion expected with start of I-295 bridge work

JOHNSTON – The start of work on the bridges that carry traffic on Interstate 295 at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A at...
BELL HELICOPTER has signed an agreement with Garmin International related to the development and integration of a autonomous vehicle management computer for its VTOL aircraft, seen above as an air taxi. / COURTESY TEXTRON

Bell Helicopter signs deal with Garmin for urban air travel collaboration

PROVIDENCE – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. subsidiary, signed a teaming agreement with Garmin International Inc. on the development and integration of autonomous vehicle...
TRAFFIC AT T.F. GREEN increased 12.6 percent year over year in July. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

July traffic at T.F. Green increases 12.6% Y/Y

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 12.6 percent year over year in July, according to the most recent numbers from the R.I....

R.I. loses as Norwegian pares back

Edinburgh, Belfast, we hardly knew ye.Not even a year-and-a-half since inaugurating service between T.F. Green Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, Norwegian...
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