Air Quality Alert Day, June 20, 2012 – Free RIPTA

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Due to predicted extreme heat and poor air quality, tomorrow (Wed., June 20th) is an Air Quality Alert Day. RIPTA service will be free. Air Quality Alert – Health Advisory – Wednesday, June 20th All regular RIPTA buses and trolleys, but excluding special services, will be free on Wednesday, June 20th , 2012 The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management …

News & Notes

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Ted Nesi covers Central Falls, moving from a consumption to a production economy, making use of our alleyways, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Public access to S.F. bay tied to private projects [SFGate] “The public-private seam is a delicate one,” APA chief executive officer Paul Farmer mused before the award ceremony here last Wednesday. “There are tricky things involved – how do you negotiate access with a developer? How do you make public access feel truly public? When it’s done well, that’s something …

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FTA authorizes $2 million for Pawtucket commuter rail [The Valley Breeze] Cardi’s installs state’s first car-charging station [The Providence Journal] Researchers Confirm Link Between Active Commuting and Better Health [DC.StreetsBlog] 11th Annual RI Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival (Aug. 28) [Pawtucket Arts Festival] Dispelling the Magic Bullet Myth “While increasing numbers of governments at all levels are …

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Deadliest for Walkers: Male Drivers, Left Turns [The New York Times] How To Raise Fares [Planetizen] Incentivize people to use pre-paid fare products to speed bus boarding by only raising fares for slower cash transactions Residents Who Live Near Public Transportation Live Healthier, Longer Lives, Study Finds [American Public Transportation Association] Ceremony kicks off the United States’ high speed future …

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A team of scientists from the University of Rhode Island (URI) has recently published an article describing a self-healing concrete that would be inexpensive to produce. Such concrete could help reduce structure repair costs, lower cement-production carbon emissions, and even save lives, as it will help design safer buildings. [The Future of Things] Markets Investing In Neighborhood Health | Shop …

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Efficient Public Transit Key Part of Healthy Environment [ecoRI] No More Pavement! The Problem of Impervious Surfaces [The Earth Institute at Columbia University] Work on new Sakonnet River Bridge a month ahead of schedule [ProJo] New Haven, Stamford Enter Streetcar Wars with Proposed Station-to-Downtown Links [The TransportPolitic] Architecture’s Modern Marvels [Vanity Fair]

Shape Up RI Wednesday Walks

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Join Shape Up RI for a walk on Wednesday March 10th at 12:15pm. Meet us at 12:15pm on the Rhode Island State House lawn, across from the Mall for a 1.2 mile walk. That is over 2000 steps! All are welcome. Everyone is entered to win a Shape Up RI tee-shirt.