PROVIDENCE — Before the service was suspended, the JUMP bike-share program was considered a diversity success.
PROVIDENCE — A new plan to redistribute buses away from Kennedy Plaza and build an underpass under Washington Street between Kennedy Plaza and Burnside Park has raised the concern of local transit riders.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has proposed $37 million in funding cuts that would delay, reduce, or eliminate improvements to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
PROVIDENCE — The mission of Rhode Island’s new transit master plan is both ambitious and bold, but it faces an uphill battle against a car-centered culture protected by 20th-century thinking.
PROVIDENCE — After nearly a month of public outrage over JUMP bikes 400-plus percent increase in price, the Uber-owned company has backtracked, somewhat.
PROVIDENCE — Little Roady, the semi-autonomous shuttle service, recently picked up its 9,000th passenger, but, as expected, the transit program has encountered a few speed bumps.
PROVIDENCE — City officials have unveiled a draft master plan for an initiative that would guide efforts to create a street system that is safe and inclusive.
PROVIDENCE — While pickup trucks, SUVs, and luxury cars remain the vehicles of choice for many drivers, Rhode Island is looking ahead to a time when transportation may not revolve around vehicles that require human drivers and an endless thirst for gasoline.
PROVIDENCE — The forthcoming Little Roady transit service has a cool moniker, but whether the service has staying power depends on how it navigates city roads during the next 12 months.
During the 1950s, cheap gas, lobbying by the fossil-fuel industry, and the marketing of automobiles as a symbol of personal freedom derailed the nation’s transit system, including Rhode Island’s network of interurban streetcars and trolleybuses.
Two former Division of Statewide Planning employees say the biggest obstacle to improving transportation for those not in cars is the state’s attitude, specifically that of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.
A recently published study estimates the capacity for accommodating up to 73,000 new housing units and 25,000 new jobs in transit-oriented development areas in five cities and towns across Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has requested that nearly $28 million be redirected from alternative transportation projects to pay for street paving and bridge repair work.
The U.S. transportation sector generates the largest share of climate-changing emissions, as more than 90 percent of the fuel used to move planes, trains, and automobiles is petroleum based.