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Major transportation reform underway in Washington

With debate about the reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Act now underway in Washington, DC, Senators Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rockefeller (D-WV) are proposing a bold new vision for federal transportation funding. There is presently no overarching strategy that determines when, how, or where transportation dollars are spent? No plan. No vision. No goal. The Lautenberg/Rockefeller […]

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Push is on to stabilize, strengthen RIPTA finances before General Assembly ends

With financial and operational audits showing a generally well-run agency, advocates focus on reforming the way public transportation is funded in Rhode Island. Aiming to avoid the recurring fiscal crisis that forces the agency’s Board of Directors to hike fares and cut service, the New Public Transit Alliance (NuPTA) has been promoting funding reform policies […]

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