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R.I. ranks 11th in climate-friendly transportation investments

BY: - November 27, 2023

Rhode Island ranks high among U.S. states when it comes to creating and investing in clean transportation, according to a new report from a national environmental advocacy group. Although the Ocean State didn’t crack the top 10, it came close in the report by the New York City-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Rhode Island […]

State finally unveils carbon reduction plan draft. Clock is ticking to ask questions and comment

BY: - October 6, 2023

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is now taking public comment on its long-awaited carbon reduction plan. RIDOT published the 51-page draft online Wednesday and will accept input through Nov. 3 — 12 days before a final plan must be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA).   Under the federal government’s Bipartisan Infrastructure […]

RIPTA to begin contractor negotiations on development of new bus hub

BY: - August 23, 2023

PROVIDENCE — The wheels are turning on a new bus hub in Rhode Island’s capital city. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s (RIPTA) board of directors on Wednesday unanimously voted to negotiate a contract with Next Wave Partners — a consortium of a number of Rhode Island-based companies — to construct a multi-use transit center […]

In the driver’s seat now: Alviti takes over as chair of RIPTA board

BY: - July 20, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Plans, not wishlists. That’s the mantra Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. is hoping will spur Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) staff to find solutions to overcome impending funding problems.  But that change can only happen if all members of the agency’s board of directors, which Alviti now chairs, feel […]

Another one rides the bus: Commuter transit returning to Foster

BY: - March 17, 2023

Since 2006, if residents from the rural town of Foster wanted to rely on public transit to get to Providence, they’d have to travel to nearby Scituate in order to catch a ride. “[Having the bus is] a resource for a town which is otherwise pretty much shut off from civilization,” said Republican House Minority […]