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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 …

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WPRI: Suspect pleads not guilty in Pawtucket crash that injured boy

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The suspect in a Pawtucket crash pleaded not guilty after police say her car struck a boy and crashed into a Newport Avenue building on June 13. Olayemi Mayowa, 61, pleaded not guilty to reckless driving and other offenses to public safety in District Court Thursday. The charge is a misdemeanor and Mayowa was released on personal recognizance. – WPRI …

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Rhode Island Transit Future: A Strategy for Economic Growth, the Green Way

In RIPTA, Transportation by Roger Leaf15 Comments

A hybrid approach to public transit would enable RIPTA to combine the flexibility and low initial cost of bus service with the efficiency, service levels and capacity of light rail. A light rail “transit backbone” would enable RIPTA to shorten up to two thirds of its current bus routes, reroute them into a more ordered and efficient network, and improve intermodal connections.