State Government Press Releases

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On Friday, May 18, nearly 150 high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors can become engineers for a day at the 6th Annual Engineering Career Day. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island's Kingston campus, students will be introduced to career opportunities from experts in the...
"What do I want to be when I grow up?" It's a tough question for many Rhode Island teenagers. To help some 1,300 youth find the answers, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC)...
This morning, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Governor Lincoln Chafee, Senator Jack Reed and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael Lewis at the Wickford Junction Train Station and Garage to help celebrate the opening of Rhode Island's newest commuter...
The majestic Rhode Island State House will again glow orange as a reminder to motorists of the importance of driving carefully in work zones. AAA Southern New England and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are partnering to illuminate the State House dome orange for the week of...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that on Friday, April 20, 2012, it will open the first span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge to traffic on I-95 North. The opening of this structure will allow RIDOT to lift the northbound 18-ton weight limit that has required trucks...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Peter Rogoff will join Governor Lincoln Chafee, Senator Jack Reed and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael Lewis for the grand opening of the Wickford Junction Train...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will close a section of Reservoir Avenue (Route 2) in Providence where it passes over the Amtrak rail line, close to the intersection with Elmwood Avenue, on Monday, April 23, 2012. The closure will allow RIDOT to repair the...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that on Tuesday, April 17, it will activate the first flashing yellow arrow traffic signal in the state on Route 3 (Tiogue Avenue) in Coventry. The new signal is being installed as part of the Route 3 resurfacing project, a $3.5-...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today received two Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) New England Chapter awards for its work on the Wickford Junction Train Station and Garage. Awards were given out this afternoon at in Boston at the 18th...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning a two-part improvement for the Providence Train Station. It's a stop that has over one million Amtrak and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail passengers use it annually. "The Providence Train Station...