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What do candidates for governor say about transportation choices?

From the Coalition for Transportation Choices: The future of Rhode Island’s transportation system is important to you, but what do the candidates for Governor of Rhode Island say about their commitment to fostering transportation choices? On September 28, the Environment Council of Rhode Island and the Providence College Political Science Department & Board of Programmers […]

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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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Connecticut Gubernatorial candidates vow to turn around cities

Photo (cc) Rich Moffitt The Hartford Courant’s CapitolWatch Blog writes about Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont’s plan for Connecticut’s cities: The plan calls for transforming urban education, improving local manufacturing, tying new development into transit, making the cities into transportation depots, reimbursing cities with increased state funding, establishing a gun registry to prevent criminals from […]

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Fixing Our Broken Streets (June 23)

Fixing Our Broken Streets In coordination with CTC, Sierra Club hosts a Providence Community Meeting to discuss Complete Streets planning and strategy June 23, 6-8 pm 17 Gordon Avenue, Providence 02905 RSVP Here The Rhode Island Chapter of the Sierra Club is launching a complete streets campaign to build public support for transportation reform. The […]

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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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Private late night shuttle launched to transport Woonsocket workers

Photo (cc) jennratonmort The Valley Breeze reports on the Family Resources Community Action plan to run an “after hours” shuttle in the Woonsocket area beginning April 1st. It aims to provide transportation to employees working second or third shifts at local businesses or organizations on its route. “We’re really addressing the barrier here, helping people […]

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