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What would a streetcar mean to Providence?

Kansas City beat out Providence this year for a federal grant to help build a streetcar line in that city.  See what that news has already meant for KC When selecting a parking lot along the Kansas City streetcar line as the site for a 50-unit, five-story apartment building, Boulder-based developer Linden Street Partners was […]

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CTC: U.S. Senate includes Safe Routes to School funding in Transportation Bill…

…but House approval is uncertain Photo (cc) Jacqueline Poggi 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. The U.S. Senate has […]

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CTC Backs Emergency Transportation Funding

The Coalition for Transportation Choices has added The Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010 (S.3412) to its list of Federal Legislative priorities. The bill, introduced in Congress on May 25, would provide an immediate, temporary infusion of $2 billion in transit operating funding to preserve service for the millions of Americans who rely on transit […]

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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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