The following is the first of a series of articles meant to encourage thought and ...
A fire started this morning on the roof of the Textron Building in Downtown Providence.
City Plan Commission Meeting – November 17, 2015 – RI Hospital proposal to raze South West Pavilion building
RI Hospital seeks approval to raze the SW Pavilion Building at Nov. 17th City Plan ...
Concepts and priorities discussed will help to inform a detailed 10-year proposal for transforming our ...
The public hearings will address changes to the Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program, the discontinuation ...
From the Mayor’s Office:
Mayor Elorza Announces #ThinkPVD Campaign, Free Holiday Parking for Shoppers
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined local businesses owners and representatives from the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to kick-off the #ThinkPVD campaign encouraging residents and visitors to “think, shop and buy locally” in the City this holiday season.
“When you shop this holiday season, I ask that you not only to buy local when buying gifts for loved ones but to “#ThinkPVD in every aspect of your purchases,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “This Saturday as we celebrate Small Business Saturday nationwide– I encourage you to take advantage of the amazing Providence based shops and restaurants we have here in the creative capital.”
The following is the first of a series of articles meant to encourage thought and discussion on Rhode Island mass transit issues. I will try to offer perspective on several transit modes, as well as suggest potential strategies for improving transit in the state. I urge others to put their own ideas forward and to comment and improve upon mine.
The primary issues for Rhode Island mass transit are:
- Travel times
- Frequency of service
- Negative cultural perception of transit
- Limited funding
The first topic, which follows, is on BRT (Bus Rapid Transit).
BRT is the use of buses using mostly exclusive right-of-ways to increase travel speed and reduce delays. The system features stations with platforms. Fare payment occurs within the station or elsewhere, but not on the bus. Generally, when a bus enters a station, multiple doors open to speed up the boarding process for passengers exiting or entering.
The state is interested in exploring the possibility of incorporating BRT routes as a part of the Olneyville Expressway replacement. Others, as well as myself, have suggested downgrading the highway(s) to a boulevard, similar to what has been done with the West Side Highway in New York and the Presidio in San Francisco.
A 74-year-old grandmother was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday evening while she was crossing the street with her 31-year-old granddaughter, on Broadway near the intersection with Marshall Street, the police said.
The police are seeking a newer-model, black SUV — either a Cherokee or an Explorer, Providence Police Lt. Richard Fernandes said.
[Lt. Fernandes] doesn’t know yet whether they were in a crosswalk when they were struck around 5:05 p.m.
If shew as crossing Broadway, there is not a crosswalk at Marshall Street, pedestrians are expected to walk a block in either direction so as not to interupt the free flow of automobile traffic.
A fire started this morning on the roof of the Textron Building in Downtown Providence. Images and reports on social media indicate that the Providence Fire Department has been able to quickly bring the blaze under control.
Discussion of amendment to Rhode Island Hospital’s Institutional Master Plan – for discussion
Good news everyone! The sidewalks at 311 Broadway will be cleared of snow this winter!
Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – November 18, 2015 – 4:45pm – 444 Westminster Street, First Floor
A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, November 16, 2015, beginning at 3 P.M., for the following purposes
Next Tuesday, Rhode Island Hospital will appear before the City Plan Commission to request the demolition of the the historic Southwest Pavilion. Located at the heart of the Hospital’s campus, the Southwest Pavilion was included on the PPS Most Endangered Properties list in 2010, and stands as one of the only survivors from the original […]
Work will begin soon on the redevelopment of an historic Jewelry District building into 57 apartments and ground-floor restaurant space, and the new owners hope to have the building reopened by the end of 2016.
RI Hospital seeks approval to raze the SW Pavilion Building at Nov. 17th City Plan Commission Meeting.
Johnson & Wales University has purchased the former Club Karma at 101 Richmond St. for $1.6 million.
The Downtown Design Review Committee meets November 16 to review projects on the waterfront in the Jewelry District and on the East Side.
Concepts and priorities discussed will help to inform a detailed 10-year proposal for transforming our state’s transit system a catalyst for sustainable economic growth.
The public hearings will address changes to the Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program, the discontinuation and replacement of RIPTIKs and 15 Ride Passes, introduction of new products and proposed fare increases.
Francesconi said the car spun out of control, rolled over, and crashed into a parked Toyota Corolla. That vehicle then rolled into the 27-year-old woman, who had been walking down that street.
‘Bullet trains,’ parking costs, RIDOT, Brown, and more in today’s Local News & Notes.