Lawsuits agains Hope Point Tower and buses in Kennedy Plaza and the need to address climate change through transportation in today’s News & Notes.
RIDOT announces it has selected Michigan based, May Mobility to provide driverless buses for a pilot program in the Woonasquatucket Valley area of Providence.
In June, the Providence Department of Planning & Development hosted a demonstration day of the City Walk project on Broad Street. The one-day demonstration tested concepts and gathered community feedback.
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has determined it is feasible to add a path for pedestrians and bicyclists to the Newport, Jamestown-Verrazzano and Mount Hope bridges; the Sakonnet River Bridge already has such a path.
Limes scooters arrived on the streets (sidewalks) of Providence today.
Come learn about improvements along San Souci Drive behind Olneyville Square.
Providence’s bike-share system, operated by JUMP Bikes, has been up and running for about a week now. Here’s some details on the program from the Planning Department.
Please join the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development and RIPTA to review the latest plans for improvements to Greater Kennedy Plaza. These improvements are the result of a community-led vision that began in 2017.
Bird electric scooters arrive in Providence.
New Attorney General’s office in Cranston makes it harder for people without cars to access services.
PBN reports that RIDOT will not finish the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge until the summer of 2019.
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.
City Walk Public Meeting – April 14, 2018View Post
By design, cameras can only nab vehicles traveling 11 or more miles per hour above the limit. Yet the expectation that people should almost follow traffic laws — almost! — is just too much to bear.
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 …
CommonWealth: Dear Gov. Raimondo: Express trains wrong askView Post
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 …
Kennedy Plaza, Image from RIPTA. Press Release from RIPTA: RIPTA to Hold Open House to Discuss Future Changes to Improve Downtown Providence Bus Service The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is considering changes to improve bus service in downtown Providence and is inviting the public to provide input. Future service changes are being planned in order to maximize opportunities …