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State holds Kick-Off event for 6/10 Connector project

In 6/10 by Greater City Providence3 Comments

Gov. Raimondo at the 6/10 project kick-off event. Photo: RIDOT RIDOT hosted a kick-off event for the 6/10 Connector project this morning. Press release from RIDOT: Governor, Senators Reed and Whitehouse, and Providence Officials Join RIDOT to Kick Off Long-Awaited 6-10 Interchange Project Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Providence Mayor Jorge …

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PBN: RIDOT awards $248M 6-10 Interchange rebuild contract to 6/10 Constructors

In 6/10, Transportation by Greater City Providence3 Comments

Video animation from RIDOT The group had the lowest construction cost bid for the project at $248 million and the highest scoring technical proposal of any bid. The 6/10 Constructor bid team includes New England companies, Barletta Heavy Division Inc., O&G Industries Inc., D.W. White Construction Inc. and Aetna Bridge Co. The proposal was a design-build contract, which RIDOT says …

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ProJo: Long-awaited pedestrian bridge taking shape over Providence River

In 195 Relocation Project, Pedestrians by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Photo from RIDOT’s Facebook page The bridge is expected to be completed by the end of October 2018, said Charles St. Martin, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, the agency in charge of the $16.97-million project. […] The pedestrian bridge now being built on the piers that once carried the highway will eventually connect a nearly 5-acre park on …

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Barry Schiller: It’s time to re-assess that proposed train station bus hub

In RIPTA, Transportation by Barry Schiller22 Comments

Do you remember that in 2014 Rhode Islanders approved a vaguely worded $35 million bus hub transit bond? However, at this point, with that much money at stake, I think our state should re-examine the need for the proposed Providence train station area bus hub. A news report indicated no Boston area developers were interested in leveraging the voter-approved bond …

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Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – September 20, 2017

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[box]Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting September 20, 2017, 4:45 PM Doorley Municipal Building, 444 Westminster Street, First Floor, Providence, RI 02903[/box] Agenda Roll Call Introduction of New Commission Members (For Discussion) Approval of July 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) Election of Commission Chair and Vice Chair (For Action) Recommendations for improving Allens Avenue – Upper South Providence, Lower …

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PBN: The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay off. Is it time to privatize?

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson18 Comments

Wickford Junction Station, image from RIDOT. “We started a few months ago, doing a deep dive looking into what the MBTA can do, what it can’t do and why,” [RIDOT Director Peter] Alviti said. “Peak periods [are] quite a challenge for them to be able to give us more frequency during rush hours.” The constriction relates to the design of …

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6/10 Connector Public Workshop – August 30, 2016

In 6/10 by Greater City Providence1 Comment

The City of Providence is launching a public process to bring community members and decision-makers together to craft a design proposal for the 6-10 Connector, a portion of state highway that runs through numerous Providence neighborhoods including Olneyville, West End, Federal Hill, Silver Lake, Hartford, Valley, and Smith Hill.