News & Notes

In News & Notes by Greater City Providence2 Comments

A Fall River to Cape Cod regional bike route, Athens, Greece a city without suburbs, RIDOT rolls the ball on charging for highway sign ads over to the General Assembly, and more in today’s News & Notes.

News & Notes

In News & Notes by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Mass. buys more South Coast rail tracks [PBN] Gov. Patrick pledges to have rail service running between New Bedford/Fall River and Boston by 2016. The UnCaucus schedules a series of one-on-one coffees with the mayoral candidates Northeast Corridor High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning Eleven Northeast states from Maine to Maryland, with close support from Amtrak and the Coalition of …

Fall River and the amazing technicolor Braga Bridge

In Roads by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Photo (cc) pierre lascott from Flickr I had to drive to the Cape both of the last two weekends, and traveling over the Braga Bridge I had two thoughts, how many more decades is this eastbound lane restriction going to last and, when the hell is someone going to paint this damn thing? Well, I still have no answer to …

Cahill, Patrick at odds over paying for South Coast rail

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo by Eric Rice from Flickr Ted Nesi reports for Providence Business News about how Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy Cahill and Governor Deval Patrick are not seeing eye to eye on funding for restoration of Commuter Rail service to New Bedford and Fall River. Cahill, who may make a primary challenge against the governor next year, says there is no …

Mass. takes baby step forward on South Coast rail

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson17 Comments

Fall River City Hall photo by twentysixcats from Flickr PBN reported yesterday about Massachusetts moving forward on environmental review of three proposals for transit options between Boston and Fall River and New Bedford. Commuter rail through Attleboro: Fall River and New Bedford would gain access to South Station via a new bypass track through Norton and Attleboro to the Northeast …