State Government Press Releases

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07/05/2016
The inaugural weekend of the new Providence-Newport ferry service proved very popular with Rhode Islanders, as more than 1,000 people took advantage of this new transit connection during its debut this past Fourth of July weekend. From its start on Friday, July 1 through yesterday, July 4,...
07/01/2016
Effective today, Friday, July 1, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has consolidated its existing 511 traveler information service. Now, instead of getting automated recorded messages, callers will be able to speak with live operators. The consolidation will translate to a...
06/30/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will debut its new ferry service connecting Providence and Newport on July 1. The new service will run during the busy tourism season, July 1-Sept. 5, bolstering the state's economy and promoting public transit for...
06/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be working to improve pedestrian safety and mobility at the heavily traveled intersection of Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard in the City of Providence, with preliminary construction activities, such as the installation of temporary...
06/20/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it intends to bring back the train service to the annual Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show in 2017, providing an alternative way to get to one of Rhode Island's most popular and most attended events of the...
06/16/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) tonight will be performing repairs on a support system in use at the Huntington Viaduct Bridge in Providence, one of many bridges that makes up the Route 6-10 interchange that's in a state of advanced deterioration. Based on the findings the...
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...