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CTC: Legislature once again kicks the can down the road regarding RIPTA funding

This post is republished from the Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC). The CTC calls for a 21st century transportation system that enhances our economy and provides all Rhode Islanders with healthy transportation choices. Grow Smart RI is a member of the Coalition. Hopes for a sustainable funding system for Rhode Island’s public transportation system received […]

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Legislative Update: Act Now on Bond to Boost Economy and Environment

We encourage you to voice your support for having the General Assembly place the proposed Local Farms, Open Space, & Recreation bond issue on the November ballot. We at Grow Smart believe that this bond issue would be an important investment in our future economic, environmental and social well being – a means of protecting […]

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Smart Growth in the news

The Boston Business Journal reports on $16M in tax credits issued in Massachusetts to restore historic buildings. There is a bill working its way through the Rhode Island General Assembly to restore our Historic Tax Credit program. Developers received nearly $16 million in historic tax credits which developers will use to preserve landmark properties that […]

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RI Senate approves study of VMT

The state Senate on Tuesday approved the creation of a commission to study the possibility of instituting a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax the Providence Journal reports. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Josh Miller (D-Cranston, Warwick) would institute a charge on each mile driven and would either replace or supplement the gas tax. Currently RIDOT […]

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