Mayor Elorza today announced a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan to be submitted and vetted as part of the budget process in Providence.
It looks like this time around, the bonding will be for infrastructure beyond just road paving, which could be a worthy investment. I’d like to see how the City plans to prioritize spending and am hopeful we can avoid messy politics with the City Council this time around.
Protected bike lanes in Boston, mayor’s seek transportation investment, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Housing, Chattanooga, Baseball, tolls, and more in today’s News & Notes.
“We need to take a comprehensive look at solutions, everything from public-private partnerships to tolling,” Raimondo said.
Obama transportation budget, Olympics, millennials in Buffalo, and more in today’s News & Notes.
WPRI reports on Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Gina Raimondo’s infrastructure plan.
False benefits of free holiday parking, transportation funding, and more in today’s News & Notes.
The Washington State DOT has a collection of photos of the aftermath of last week’s I5 bridge collapse on their Flickr page.
Washington Bridge collapse, new Transportation Secretary, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Mayor Angel Taveras 2013 State of the City Address Providence Is Recovering Tuesday, January 29, 2013 • (as prepared for delivery) Photo of the Mayor delivering the State of the City from the Mayor’s Office. Governor, Mr. President, honorable members of the Providence City Council, distinguished guests, and my fellow residents of our great Capital City – One year ago …
Aerial trams, Obama’s infrastructure plan, and more in today’s News & Notes.
President Obama has resurrected his proposal to invest $50 billion in infrastructure and wants it included in the fiscal cliff deal. Republicans were immediately critical of the proposal.
Sharrows, earthquake recovery, our 1960’s infrastructure, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Forbes: The Economic Secret of Vacant City Spaces Most of us feel attached to our neighborhoods, but can this emotional connection help fuel local economies? According to a multi-year study by Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the answer is yes: Communities with high levels of attachment actually have higher local GDP growth. Surprisingly, the top …
Dean Street re-construction in 2009. The City of Providence proposes a $40b bond to finance repairs to 62 miles of roads and sidewalks in the City. As reported by Ian Donnis on RINPR, the City Council is meeting tonight to put a provision in the proposed roads bond bill that would give them control over what streets and sidewalks get …
Mayor Angel Taveras, who was warning that the city was close to bankruptcy four months ago, now wants to borrow $40 million to repave 62 miles of streets and make other infrastructure improvements.
Loitering, mega-Walgreens, Transportation, and more in today’s News & Notes.