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Westerly to Woonsocket in 10 minutes

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Rhode Island needs one of these: This video is from France2 Television [Story in French] and shows the TGV train reaching a new world speed record of 574.8 km/h (fast enough to connect any two points in Rhode Island in under the all important 15 minute threshold).

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Walkable

In Transportation by Jim Rizzo1 Comment

Image Carlos Lorenzo One of the key ingredients of an urban neighborhood is its walkability, the ease of walking from your home to almost everything you could possibly need or want to do outside of it. Walkable Communities, Inc. is an organization that assists towns and cities in creating more walkable and pedestrian friendly communities. They were founded on the …

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Pawtucket train station update

In Buildings, Pawtucket-Central Falls Station, Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

A couple recent newspaper articles about the future of the Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station: Interesting development regarding Amtrak, from The Journal article: The city claimed its position got a boost last week when officials from Amtrak, which runs the railroad lines that pass through the station, wrote Seelbinder to assert what Amtrak says are its rights to review and approve …

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Demolition of the Pawtucket train station started today!

In Pawtucket, Pawtucket-Central Falls Station, Transportation by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

[box style=”red”]UPDATE: The Pawtucket Foundation has posted some updated information on their website.[/alert] PADS has the full story. Earlier today Bilray Demolition Co. started demolishing a portion of the Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station after obtaining a permit from the city of Central Falls. This a day after an engineering firm hired by the City of Pawtucket determined that the depot …

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Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station threatened

In Pawtucket-Central Falls Station, Transportation by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

The future of Pawtucket-Central Falls train station has been the subject of much debate over the last several years. Currently the owner, Oscar “Ike” Seelbinder, has plans to demolish a large portion of the historic structure to build a CVS pharmacy. On Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00pm local residents can express their dismay about this plan by attending the City …

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Providence Needs Straphangers…

In Transportation by Bret Ancowitz1 Comment

One thing that was obvious to almost everyone at the Providence Tomorrow charrettes was that few of the participants there for the transit forum were familiar with Providence’s (and RI’s) RIPTA public bus system, and that was a shame considering there were an estimated 72,000 bus rides per day on RIPTA in 2005 (an increase of 25% over the year …