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It’s not just the Air Quality Alert Days that are dangerous

As we head into yeat another Air Quality Alert Day in Rhode Island, let’s take a look at this posted by the Coalition for Transportation Choices last week. Some summer days in Rhode Island can literally take your breath away. Fine particulate pollution — which can aggravate breathing problems and increase a person’s susceptibility to […]

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Pain at the pump got you down?

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. Then why not Dump the Pump and begin saving money? More than 71% […]

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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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CTC: Momentum builds for Transit Investment Act

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. After demonstrating overwhelming public support for the Transit Investment Act, H7581, at the […]

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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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Video: Doug Sold His Car and Learned to Ride

AARP RI brings us the story of Doug, a Providence resident who has voluntarily given up his car. In a new video by AARP, Elmwood resident Doug Victor explains how he “retired” his car and now depends on RIPTA, his bike, and his “good two feet” to provide nearly all his transportation needs. Surprisingly, he […]

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CTC: New RIPTA chair welcomes advocacy group partnerships

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 Coalition for Transportation Choices recently sat down with Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, […]

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CTC: This could be the year…

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. Two major developments over the course of the last year have the potential […]

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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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