Providence’s bike-share system, operated by JUMP Bikes, has been up and running for about a week now. Here’s some details on the program from the Planning Department.
Please join the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development and RIPTA to review the latest plans for improvements to Greater Kennedy Plaza. These improvements are the result of a community-led vision that began in 2017.
Bird electric scooters arrive in Providence.
New Attorney General’s office in Cranston makes it harder for people without cars to access services.
PBN reports that RIDOT will not finish the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge until the summer of 2019.
The Board of Directors of RIPTA has selected Mayor Scott Avedisian as RIPTA’s new Chief Executive Officer. Avedisian, who has served as Mayor of Warwick since 2000, was chair of the RIPTA board from 2012 to 2016. The appointment is pending the successful completion of contract negotiations, RIPTA Board Chairman Wayne Kezirian announced today at a meeting of the board.
City Walk Public Meeting – April 14, 2018View Post
By design, cameras can only nab vehicles traveling 11 or more miles per hour above the limit. Yet the expectation that people should almost follow traffic laws — almost! — is just too much to bear.
Video animation from RIDOT The group had the lowest construction cost bid for the project at $248 million and the highest scoring technical proposal of any bid. The 6/10 Constructor bid team includes New England companies, Barletta Heavy Division Inc., O&G Industries Inc., D.W. White Construction Inc. and Aetna Bridge Co. The proposal was a design-build contract, which RIDOT says …
CommonWealth: Dear Gov. Raimondo: Express trains wrong askView Post
Do you remember that in 2014 Rhode Islanders approved a vaguely worded $35 million bus hub transit bond? However, at this point, with that much money at stake, I think our state should re-examine the need for the proposed Providence train station area bus hub. A news report indicated no Boston area developers were interested in leveraging the voter-approved bond …
Kennedy Plaza, Image from RIPTA. Press Release from RIPTA: RIPTA to Hold Open House to Discuss Future Changes to Improve Downtown Providence Bus Service The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is considering changes to improve bus service in downtown Providence and is inviting the public to provide input. Future service changes are being planned in order to maximize opportunities …
Wickford Junction Station, image from RIDOT. “We started a few months ago, doing a deep dive looking into what the MBTA can do, what it can’t do and why,” [RIDOT Director Peter] Alviti said. “Peak periods [are] quite a challenge for them to be able to give us more frequency during rush hours.” The constriction relates to the design of …
Train Station at T.F. Green Airport, photo from RIDOT Last week, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that, from July through the end of the year, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service will be free for people traveling within the state. The intention of the pilot program is to attract new riders who, in theory, will then …
Agenda Roll Call Waterplace Park Proposal to erect a storage facility adjacent to the existing pavilion. Providence Intermodal Transportation Center Proposal for a new transportation facility in Capital Center. For discussion only. Adjournment
RIDOT is making commuter rail service free for a limited time, beginning on July 3 and running through the end of the year. The promotion will raise awareness of this convenient transit service, encouraging more people to use the train instead of the busy Route 4 highway corridor and the subsequent challenges of driving into and parking in Providence.
Please join the City of Providence and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority for an update on the Downtown Transit Connector (DTC) – a planned, high-frequency transit corridor in downtown Providence – and an opportunity to provide further input on the redesign of Kennedy Plaza. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Joseph Doorley Municipal Building (first floor), 444 Westminster Street, Providence.
Last month, Grow Smart Rhode Island invited transportation expert Jarrett Walker to Providence for a transportation forum.