State Government Press Releases

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04/29/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is teaming up with the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC) to offer high schoolers a hands-on work experience in the transportation and construction fields. The annual Rhode Island Construction Career Days event is...
04/28/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will open the new linear park on the historic Washington Bridge in Providence on weekends beginning Saturday, May 2; this to allow the public to take advantage of the spring weather and enjoy the new bike path as soon as...
04/24/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that advanced wrong-way driving detection systems will be active, beginning this week, at 24 locations across the state. The systems will both alert a driver who is traveling in the wrong direction as well as notify police and...
04/15/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the City of Newport, announced today that work is beginning this week on the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project, a $5.8 million contract with Cardi Corporation to resurface the roadway and upgrade pedestrian facilities.
04/14/2015
In an effort to better serve commuters across the state, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that construction has begun to rehabilitate 11 Park & Ride lots throughout Rhode Island. Through a $906,331...
04/01/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation - in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Rhode Island State Police, and the City of Providence - will host a road assessment this week in Olneyville to evaluate...
03/25/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the URI Transportation Center, will host a roundtable discussion with municipal leaders on pothole repair tomorrow. The goal of the meeting is to discuss potential collaborations that will help expedite roadway repairs...
03/25/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) started work this week to upgrade the southern entrance plaza (downtown side) of Providence Station. Through a $6.9 million contract with J.H. Lynch & Sons, planned improvements will enhance circulation for all users of the station as well...
03/13/2015
With the severe winter weather now subsiding, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has turned its attention to addressing the condition of state-maintained roads across Rhode Island. This winter, the second snowiest on record, accelerated the decline of many of the state's roadways.
02/11/2015
According to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), commuter rail service will be restored to T.F. Green and Wickford Junction this evening. Service will resume with the 813 train, set to depart Providence at 5:23 p.m. The following outbound trains will run according to MBTA's...