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R.I. economy needs investment in modern and efficient transportation infrastructure

In Transportation by Liam Blank23 Comments

Train Station at T.F. Green Airport, photo from RIDOT Last week, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that, from July through the end of the year, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service will be free for people traveling within the state. The intention of the pilot program is to attract new riders who, in theory, will then …

USDOT issues Rhode Island more discretionary grants

In Pawtucket, Roads, Transportation by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

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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What Cheer/What Jeer 2010

In 195 Relocation Project, Arts, Buildings, Development, Downcity, Election 2010, Featured, Government, Metro Transit Study, RIPTA, Roads, Transportation, What Cheer/What Jeer by Greater City Providence4 Comments

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Whether you love it or hate it, Providence will soon be getting a new pedestrian bridge over the Providence River. Design firms large and small from around the world entered the competition that led to the winning design. And the competition got people around the city interested in transportation and design. RIPTA Last year we declared …

Ride on the Interlink

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Yesterday I decided to return my rental car early to the airport, rather than today to Dorrance Street (glad I did). So after dropping off the car, I took a ride on the Interlink: The rental car area is like an airport check in. It looks quite nice actually. I actually walked most of the way, but some people took …

For realz this time. Commuter rail to T.F. Green Dec. 6

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson7 Comments

Photo (cc) Mr. Ducke It is not a trick, RIDOT issued a press release and everything. Commuter Rail service to T.F. Green starts on December 6th. Trains will depart from T.F. Green, inbound to Providence/South Station, at the following times: 6:13 a.m.; 6:52 a.m.; 7:15 a.m. – To Providence and South Station 6:27 p.m.; 7:36 p.m.; 7:51 p.m. – To …

…It says it does, but it really doesn’t

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Photo (cc) Eric Kilby So, I’ve been hearing from all around town that MBTA service to T.F. Green starts on Monday. There is even a schedule [.pdf] posted on the MBTA website. So I posted about it. Then PBN posted about it. Then I got an email from Ted Nesi. Ted tells me that the Governor’s spokeperson said, “no.” Service …

Commuter Rail service to T.F. Green starts…

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Image from RIDOT No train service Monday, it was all in our imagination, and in a .pdf schedule released by the T. See all the details on the drama here. It is not the perfect schedule by far, but it is a start. Trains will begin running to the new station at T.F. Green on Monday. Weekday only service is …

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News & Notes

In News & Notes by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

SFGate: Footbridge an elegant new icon in East Bay The 600-foot-long arc not only eases the way for pedestrians and bicyclists, it also sends a message naysayers choose to ignore: our society should aim to produce civic works on par with cherished landmarks from the New Deal or the Carnegie libraries of the generation before that. This larger cultural role …

InterLink to open October 27th

In Transportation by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Click Image to Enlarge (September 20, 2010) – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is pleased to announce Wednesday, October 27, 2010 as the opening day of the InterLink, the region’s new transportation hub. At this time, rental car companies will be fully operational in the garage. The customer service building will also be open along with the Skywalk connecting …

RIDOT announces preliminary Warwick rail schedule

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo © RIDOT With train service to the InterLink (aka the Intermodal Station) at T.F. Green Airport in October, RIDOT is busy planning the routes for the service. Good news, the schedule will include reverse commuting options. Reverse commuting means trains running in the opposite direction of the typical peak direction, in the morning for example, the peak direction would …

June InterLink Update

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The Intermodal Facility is 85% complete and on schedule for opening in Fall 2010. The project has officially been renamed the InterLink, a name demonstrative of its multi-modal connectivity. Students attending Rhode Island Colleges and Universities with concentrations in business, marketing and/or communications were invited to assist in branding the facility by submitting names and taglines for consideration. The winning …

T.F. Green Intermodal Facility, June Update

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

It isn’t posted on the Airport website yet, but here is the June update on the Intermodal Facility at T.F. Green: Photos from RIAC: Skybridge night work over Post Road. A view of the Skywalk construction. Work at the TEI site. A view from the inside of the Skywalk, looking toward Post Road. Installation of paneling and sheathing at the …