And you want a train, and you want a train…

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Amtrak train at New London Station. Photo (cc) mjpeacecorps The Day of New London editorialized this week about our new train service to Wickford Junction. The gist of the editorial being they like more trains and want even more. Currently, New London is stuck in a bit of a train void, Shore Line East service to New London does not …

News & Notes

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A Fall River to Cape Cod regional bike route, Athens, Greece a city without suburbs, RIDOT rolls the ball on charging for highway sign ads over to the General Assembly, and more in today’s News & Notes.

News & Notes

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RIPTA restoring 100 daily runs with re-opening of Warwick Mall [Warwick Beacon] I had no idea 100 trips ran to Warwick Mall, probably because that is the total of 3 different bus lines. There must be someway for RIPTA to make it more apparent that so many buses go to the mall. Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Touts “Death Knell” for LNG …

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Mass. Senate approves bill licensing 3 casinos [ProJo] The bill includes an ammendment allowing Fall River to develop a casino on 300 acres of land at the northern edge of the city. Here in Rhode Island, Gordon Fox is making noise about calling back the Assembly to override the Governor’s veto of a casino ballot question. Ximedica to expand HQ …

News & Notes

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Mass. buys more South Coast rail tracks [PBN] Gov. Patrick pledges to have rail service running between New Bedford/Fall River and Boston by 2016. The UnCaucus schedules a series of one-on-one coffees with the mayoral candidates Northeast Corridor High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning Eleven Northeast states from Maine to Maryland, with close support from Amtrak and the Coalition of …

Casino urbanism

In Development, Economy by Jef Nickerson11 Comments

Truth be told, I’d rather we not have any casinos in New England. But I have said in the past, if Rhode Island were to legalize casinos, I would want to see one built in Providence rather than expansion in Lincoln or a new casino some place like West Warwick. People in Lincoln will already tell you they’re not too …

Southcoast Photo Blog

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Photo from Southcoast Photo Blog I forgot how exactly I came across it, but I have been enjoying the new Southcoast Photo Blog. The blog is what it says, photos from the South Coast area of Massachusetts, New Bedford, Fall River, and environs. I don’t get to the South Coast often (ever), so it is nice to see some photos …

Fall River and the amazing technicolor Braga Bridge

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Photo (cc) pierre lascott from Flickr I had to drive to the Cape both of the last two weekends, and traveling over the Braga Bridge I had two thoughts, how many more decades is this eastbound lane restriction going to last and, when the hell is someone going to paint this damn thing? Well, I still have no answer to …

Cahill, Patrick at odds over paying for South Coast rail

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo by Eric Rice from Flickr Ted Nesi reports for Providence Business News about how Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy Cahill and Governor Deval Patrick are not seeing eye to eye on funding for restoration of Commuter Rail service to New Bedford and Fall River. Cahill, who may make a primary challenge against the governor next year, says there is no …

Mass. takes baby step forward on South Coast rail

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson17 Comments

Fall River City Hall photo by twentysixcats from Flickr PBN reported yesterday about Massachusetts moving forward on environmental review of three proposals for transit options between Boston and Fall River and New Bedford. Commuter rail through Attleboro: Fall River and New Bedford would gain access to South Station via a new bypass track through Norton and Attleboro to the Northeast …