State Government Press Releases

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06/16/2016
As the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) implements the largest reorganization in its history, approved by the General Assembly in 2015, it has announced the appointment of 10 individuals to join the Department's senior leadership team. The new hires represent a wealth of...
06/09/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reminding those planning to attend this weekend's Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show on June 11 and 12 about the availability of free trains to one of Rhode Island's most popular and most attended events of the summer season. ...
06/03/2016
PLEASE NOTE: The train schedule has changed effective Thursday morning, June 9, 2016. Please check out this link for the latest information: http://www.ri.gov/press/view/27766. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced today a more robust schedule for free trains to this year's...
06/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to reopen the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford for the summer months, three weeks ahead of schedule, by the end of the day on Saturday, June 4. The bridge has been closed for repairs since April 1 and was originally...
05/26/2016
PLEASE NOTE: The train schedule has changed effective Thursday morning, June 9, 2016. Please check out this link for the latest information: http://www.ri.gov/press/view/27766. In an effort to make it easier for families to visit the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show, the...
05/19/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today to tour the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge project in Providence and to view one example of the many deficient bridges which RIDOT is going to...
05/17/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that as it is closing the books on the 2015-16 winter season, it is seeing a sharp reduction in the number of potholes thanks in large part to its decision to deploy automated pothole patching machines. Dubbed the "Pothole...
05/11/2016
As part of an ongoing bridge preservation project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be temporarily closing Metro Center Boulevard to southbound traffic from Kilvert Street to just north of 100 Metro Center Boulevard (the area over the Airport Connector) in Warwick. The...
05/05/2016
One year after its debut, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)'s investment in wrong-way driving detection technology is proving to be very successful none of the 47 wrong-way driving incidents where these systems have been installed has resulted in a wrong-way crash. "We are...
05/03/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced, with the release of its new quarterly report this past weekend, that it soon will advertise for a contractor to build a new pedestrian bridge connecting the east and west sides of the Providence River in the footprint of the former I-...