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Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian named new CEO of RIPTA

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The Board of Directors of RIPTA has selected Mayor Scott Avedisian as RIPTA’s new Chief Executive Officer. Avedisian, who has served as Mayor of Warwick since 2000, was chair of the RIPTA board from 2012 to 2016. The appointment is pending the successful completion of contract negotiations, RIPTA Board Chairman Wayne Kezirian announced today at a meeting of the board.

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WPRI: Police searching for Acura sedan in Warwick hit-and-run

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Police continue to investigate a hit-and-run in Warwick that landed a man in the hospital Wednesday night. According to city police, the pedestrian was crossing Post Road near the Walmart just before 9 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound, which then drove off. Police said he was not in a crosswalk at the time. The 32-year-old …

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ProJo: Cowesett Hills developer seeks parking waiver for Warwick expansion plan

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Cowesett Hills Apartments, image from Google Maps The plan by Picerne Real Estate Group’s Cowesett Hills Apartment LLC calls for two new buildings in the northwest corner of the 67-acre property. Each of the new structures would have 12 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units. Picene also wants to build small garage buildings in the parking lot that could be rented …

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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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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.

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Warwick Beacon: Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by car

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The Warwick Police reported a car and pedestrian accident near 717 Post Rd. at around 8:50 p.m. on Saturday. The accident involved a vehicle operated by Katelyn Barnes, a 23-year-old female from Heath Avenue in Warwick, and a 44-year-old male from Dryden Boulevard in Warwick. The pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Warwick Fire Rescue where, as of yesterday, he was listed in critical condition. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification to his family.