USDOT issues Rhode Island more discretionary grants

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Interlink in Warwick Recently, the Federal Transportation Adminstration issued two grants for RIPTA and now RIDOT is recieving Federal Highway Administration grants for three projects. Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) Program • $360,000 Browning Mill Bridge carrying Arcadia road over Roaring Brook: The project uses relatively new bridge replacement technology known as “Bridge in Backpack.” Construction time for this …

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Terrorist paranoia in Atlanta, new bus stop signs in Seattle, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Boston sends “tax” bills to non-profits, why traffic lights and stop signs are not the answer for safer streets, our infrastructure is too big to fail, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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The state of Rhode Island’s bridges (we’re number 3, and not in a good way), ways to re-use vacant lots, one woman’s special relationship with the Berlin Wall, unsprawling Rockville, Maryland, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Rail Service Expansion Imperiled at State Level [The New York Times] “Any notion that somehow rail is subsidized, and other modes of transportation aren’t, is simply not factual,” said Mr. Smith, the president Reconnecting America, a nonprofit transportation advocacy group, who noted that highways and airports were subsidized as well. “Honestly, transportation infrastructure should not be a partisan issue. When …

Bad bridges costing RIPTA

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ProJo reports on how deficient bridges are hurting RIPTA’s bottom line. The agency recently adopted a plan to reduce service and raise fares to close an expected budget gap. The service cuts will save a projected $650,000 and the fare increase will generate a projected $975,000. Meanwhile the authority has spend approximately $1,000,000 due to bridges that they cannot cross. …

Pedestrian bridges of the world

In 195 Relocation Project, Parks/Open Space by Jef Nickerson11 Comments

As we are discussing the future Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, I thought it may be helpful to look at some existing pedestrian bridges aroung the world. Through the magic of Flikr, here are some: Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa Photo (cc) nic221 The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge between Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa is …