Amtrak’s Next-Gen High Speed Rail vision by-passes Providence

In Featured, Transportation by Jef Nickerson21 Comments

Update 07/11/2012: Amtrak has released an updated vision for the Northeast Corridor which happily does not by-pass Providence. Read the report. (.pdf) Amtrak released A Vision for High-Speed Rail in the Northeast Corridor [.pdf] today. The Vision is as of yet unfunded, would not be complete until 2040, and the alignment analyzed for this report would by-pass Providence (there’d be …

Turning downtowns into suburbia

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Christopher T. McCahill and Norman Garrick look at how land use devoted to parking may turn our downtowns into a sort of office park in the city. Case in point, Hartford. At the Travelers Companies, Inc. – an insurance company in the downtown where employees are charged between 70 and 125 dollars per month for parking – only 71 percent …

Stimulating

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson11 Comments

Photo (cc) Daniel Case RIDOT is getting $1.2 million from the stimulus to study a third track at Kingston Station. The third track would provide a siding, allowing MBTA commuter rail trains to serve the station while highspeed Acela trains are able to move through without stopping. R.I. gets $1.2M for Kingston MBTA stop [PBN] Update: $1.2M to explore third …

City Plan Commission Meeting (01/19)

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PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 OPENING SESSION Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: December 1st and 15th, 2009 Approval of the CPC meeting schedule for the 2010 calendar year Designation of Recording Secretary CITY …