Ahead of a winter storm that is forecast to begin Monday afternoon and intensify to ...
Pawtucket and Central Falls are a step closer to having a commuter rail stop on ...
When one parks one’s vehicle on the sidewalk forcing pedestrians into the street to avoid ...
Boston Surface Rail Company has proposed establishing commuter rail service between Worcester and Providence, but ...
Because really, what am I supposed to say. Everyone else should feel free to post ...
I’m pretty sure RIDOT sent this same exact Tweet last time we had a giant storm and I sent the exact same reply.
.@RIDOTNews Also don't clear the snow onto the sidewalk, it creates hazards for others.
— Gr. City Providence (@gcpvd) January 27, 2015
Also, the Mayor wants all the sidewalks clear by tomorrow afternoon, but don’t ever put any snow on the street!
— Alisha Pina (@AlishaPina) January 27, 2015
- Closings / Parking Bans
- Providence non-emergency: (401) 680-8080 – Emergencies Only call 911
- Providence Emergency Managment Agency – Twitter: @PEMA591
- Mayor Elorza Twitter: @Jorge_Elorza
- Providence Police Twitter: @PvdPublicSafety
- Rhode Island Emergency Managment Agency
- National Grid Outage Map – Twitter: @nationalgridus
- National Grid Report an Outage
- National Grid Emergency (RI & MA): (800) 465-1212
- Amtrak Service Alerts
- RIPTA Winter Weather Information – Twitter: @RIPTA_RI
- RightWeather Live Blog
- MBTA to resume service Wednesday morning, expect delays.
- RIPTA buses will start operating Wednesday at 8am as road conditions allow. Expect delays and diversions, check their website for updates.
- Providence Parking Ban ends at 6am Wednesday.
- Providence Schools closed Wednesday.
- No trash/recycling collection in Providence Wednesday, regular service resumes Thursday.
Mon., Jan. 26 – 10pm: Update from the City of Providence:
Providence City Offices Closed Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Garbage and recycling collection canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday – Mayor Elorza activates Corporate Emergency Access System
PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to the severe winter storm, Providence City offices will be closed during regular business hours on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Non-essential employees should not report for work.
City Hall and all City offices are expected to reopen during regular business hours on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
Garbage and recycling pickup in Providence is canceled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The collection schedule is not being changed. Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s trash and recycling will be collected next Tuesday and Wednesday. Residents with Tuesday and Wednesday pick-ups are advised not to put their garbage and recycling cans out until next week on their usual pickup day.
A citywide parking ban remains in effect until further notice. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure that roadways can be plowed.
In the event of an emergency, always dial 911. Residents are advised that 911 emergency responders may be delayed during the storm. Residents experiencing power outages should contact National Grid at 800-322-3223. Individuals are warned never to touch downed power lines and report downed lines to National Grid or PEMA.
For non-emergencies, a snow hotline is available to Providence residents at 401-680-8080.
All afterschool and evening activities for Providence Public Schools are canceled Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. City Recreation Centers will be closed Tuesday.
“This is going to be a long and intense storm with frigid temperatures and high winds through the night,” Mayor Elorza said. “We urge residents to stay safe. If you see a person or a family in need, please do what you can to either lend a helping hand or notify the City. When we all pull together, we are capable of overcoming any challenge.”
SERVICE ALERT::Route 11 & 60:: In an effort to comply with the midnight travel ban instituted tonight by Governor Raimondo, the following trips will not run tonight:
#11 – Broad City Line N/B Trip at 12:30 AM (the last North Bound trip on the #11 line will be at 12:10 AM)
#60 – Providence/Newport O/B Trip at 12:05 AM (the last Out Bound trip on the #60 line will be at 11:05 PM)
More from the Pawtucket Foundation:
Pawtucket and Central Falls are a step closer to having a commuter rail stop on the Providence – Boston MBTA line. Last night, at a public meeting hosted by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, officials noted that the station planning was at the mid-point of a lengthy process to establishing the station.
Mayor Donald Grebien, of Pawtucket, kicked off the meeting by pledging strong support for the project from the City. He noted that Pawtucket has been working to re-establish a rail stop for ten years, and while government doesn’t move fast enough, he expects to see the station completed within the next 5 years. The City of Central Falls was represented by Planning Director, Steve Larrick. Larrick noted that Mayor Diossa, also a strong proponent for the station, was in Washington D.C. meeting with Rhode Island’s congressional delegation to discuss a number of projects, foremost, a commuter rail stop.
The meeting was well attended by the public and entertained positive comments and constructive feedback regarding: station access for pedestrians, bikes and RIPTA service, development opportunities, landscaping and connections to the recently announced Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.
From the Pawtucket Foundation:
You’re invited to attend a Rhode Island Department of Transportation & the City of Pawtucket/City of Central Falls Public Meeting concerning the future Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter rail station!
Blackstone Valley Visitors Center
175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
Open house: 6:00PM | Presentation 6:30PM
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), The City of Pawtucket and the City of Central Falls invite members of the community to attend a meeting to learn more about a potential Pawtucket/Central Falls commuter rail station. Officials will provide an update on the project and outline next steps for the potential station, which is proposed for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Providence Line. The Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center is located at RIPTA’s Pawtucket Transit Center and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Spanish translation services will be available at the meeting. Individuals who do not speak the English or Spanish languages or who are hearing impaired may contact RIDOT on or before January 19, 2015 to request an interpreter. Please direct interpreter requests to email@example.com or (401) 222-2450.
Si esta información es necesaria en otro idioma, llame al (401) 222-2450. Se esta informacao e nevessario emu ma outro lingua, contate por favor (401) 222-2450.
When one parks one’s vehicle on the sidewalk forcing pedestrians into the street to avoid the vehicle, one has endangered the lives of everyone using that sidewalk, there should be consequences.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 5:30–8pm – AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI – FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
Photos from this morning’s re-dedication of the Kennedy Plaza.
Boston Surface Rail Company has proposed establishing commuter rail service between Worcester and Providence, but still needs to conquer a few regulatory hurdles and negotiations with some involved parties.
meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, beginning at 5pm, for the following purposes
The City of Providence Department of Planning and Development invites interested members of the public to attend a zoning training session on Tuesday, February 3rd at 5:00pm at 444 Westminster Street in the first floor cafeteria space.
My understanding is that the State is still insisting they are not beholden to the Capital Center Commission and can do whatever-the-fuck they want (State of Rhode Island to Providence: “Drop dead”) and this meeting is just a courtesy to show the Commission what they are doing.
Because really, what am I supposed to say. Everyone else should feel free to post their own commentary though
Mayor of Providence, Jorge Elorza held a Twitter Town Hall on January 12th from 1pm to 2pm.
The Providence Preservation Society welcomes Tom Murphy, former Mayor of Pittsburgh and senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, to their 2015 Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:30 pm, at the Providence Public Library.
The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering a bill to allow the MBTA’s farecard, the Charlie Card, to work on RIPTA.
So what does everything think about this bid, how can Providence capitalize on it?
The J.C. Penney store at the Providence Place Mall is among a number of underperforming stores that the company is closing across the country, according to media reports.
A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Design Review Committee will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, January 12, 2015, beginning at 11am, for the following purposes