Fix your taxes. Fix your commute. Fix the environment. Fix the economy. Fix the 6-10.
The City of Providence is launching a public process to bring community members and decision-makers ...
Humans are smart, but we’re also squishy, vulnerable, and prone to putting ourselves in heavy, ...
The fate of a long-delayed pedestrian bridge across the Providence River is back on track, ...
A long-discussed plan to expand passenger rail service to Pawtucket and Central Falls got a ...
Press Release from Fix the 6-10
Fix the 6-10 believes that it is urgent for Rhode Island to replace the 1950’s-style 6-10 Connector with infrastructure more appropriate for a 21st-century city, balancing the needs of people driving with creating economic opportunities, connecting neighborhoods, and improving our state’s fiscal health.
In response to recent efforts by the City and State to repair the failing 6-10 Connector, a new grassroots coalition, Fix the 6-10, has formed to advocate for a cost-effective, sustainable, equitable, and innovative replacement.
The Route 6-10 Connector is broken. Every day, thousands of people drive over structurally deficient bridges held up by wooden braces. Congestion plagues the off-ramps. It separates neighbors and blocks economic opportunity. It’s time to Fix the 6-10.
Recent estimates by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) have placed the cost of an expensive, heavily engineered hybrid tunnel-highway at nearly $595 million dollars, not counting a bus rapid transit line with stations, making it one of the most expensive highway interchanges in the world.
From the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development:
My vision for the 6-10 Connector is…
Please join us on Tuesday, August 30th for a Public Workshop to discuss your ideas for the 6-10 Connector.
The City of Providence is launching a public process to bring community members and decision-makers together to craft a design proposal for the 6-10 Connector, a portion of state highway that runs through numerous Providence neighborhoods including Olneyville, West End, Federal Hill, Silver Lake, Hartford, Valley, and Smith Hill.
Humans are smart, but we’re also squishy, vulnerable, and prone to putting ourselves in heavy, explosion-powered machines that roll along the ground in excess of 70 miles per hour. In 2014, there were 32,674 car accident-related fatalities in the US alone. So what would happen if humans evolved specifically to survive an auto crash?
I. Public Session
- Welcoming Remarks by Chairperson Joseph Azrack.
- Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meetings Held on June 20, 2016.
- Executive Director’s Report.
- Report on status of District’s financial audit by Lisa Lasky, RI Commerce Corporation Chief Financial Officer.
- Discussion and Vote regarding proposed allocation of funds to pedestrian bridge construction budget.
- Presentation and discussion regarding District land use planning.
- Review of Status of Proposals to Purchase and Develop District Property.
- Chairperson’s Report/Agenda for next meeting on September 19, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.
- Vote to Adjourn.
II. Executive Session
To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law), specifically matters permitted to be so considered under (i) subsection (5) (disposition of public property).
III. Public Session
The fate of a long-delayed pedestrian bridge across the Providence River is back on track, after a flurry in recent weeks of negotiations, meetings and budget deliberations.
Dozens of Amtrak and commuter trains pass through the two forlorn Rhode Island mill cities of Central Falls and Pawtucket, every day without stopping.
Street abandonment, RISD Institutional Master Plan update, parking, and more on the agenda for the the August 16th City Plan Commission meeting.
Mural at Trinity Rep, renovation on Weybosset Street, and proposal for 169 Canal Street on agenda for DRC.
A long-discussed plan to expand passenger rail service to Pawtucket and Central Falls got a boost on Wednesday from a $13.1 million federal TIGER grant which will help build a new commuter rail station here, something the mayor of Pawtucket called a “game changer.”
Amy Almanzar, 33, of Warwick, was driving on King Street and made a right turn onto Main Street just before 1 a.m., when she heard a “thumping noise,” and saw people wave at her, Fague said.
The Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
Several important buildings in Providence receive historic tax credits for renovations.
As RIDOT learns it did not receive a crucial Federal grant, the City of Providence plans alternate designs for the 6/10 Connector.
On Tuesday, Warwick police announced the charges had been amended due to the seriousness of the injuries suffered by the officer.
Costigan was a CCRI student studying music and hoped to sing in the college chorus in the fall, according to CCRI staff.
It looks like this time around, the bonding will be for infrastructure beyond just road paving, which could be a worthy investment. I’d like to see how the City plans to prioritize spending and am hopeful we can avoid messy politics with the City Council this time around.
The weekly Music Series + Beer Garden kicks off for the season this Thursday at Burnside Park in Kennedy Plaza