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RIDOT Offering Free In-State Commuter Rail Trips Between Wickford Junction, T.F. Green And Providence Stations

June 26, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to leave their cars at home for the daily trip to work, catching a flight, or a visit to the capital city by making in-state travel free on trains between Wickford Junction,…

RIDOT Seeking Proposals For Next-Generation Transportation Systems, Including Autonomous Vehicles

June 13, 2017 - in Transportation

The transportation technology of tomorrow could be coming to Rhode Island, as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today issued a Request…

New Plan to Replace 6/10 Interchange in Providence Addresses Community, Safety Concerns

December 12, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined today with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti…

Rhode Island DOT Reopens Hussey Bridge Eight Months Ahead of Schedule

November 2, 2016 - in Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today held a ceremony with local officials and community representatives to mark the re-opening of the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford. In order to expedite repairs to the bridge, it was…

U.S. Department of Transportation Approves RIDOT’s 10-Year Transportation Plan

October 18, 2016 - in Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have approved RIDOT's 10-year transportation plan - a first for Rhode Island and only the third…

RIDOT Launches Providence to Newport Ferry

July 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will debut its new ferry service connecting Providence and Newport on July 1. The new service will run during the busy tourism season, July 1-Sept. 5, bolstering the state's economy and…

RIDOT Names New Senior Management Team Members

June 17, 2016 - in People, Transportation

As the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) implements the largest reorganization in its history, approved by the General Assembly in 2015, it has announced the appointment of 10 individuals to join the Department's senior leadership team. The…

Rhode Island Declares Automated Pothole Patching Machines a Success

May 18, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that as it is closing the books on the 2015-16 winter season, it is seeing a sharp reduction in the number of potholes thanks in large part to its decision to deploy automated pothole patching…

RIDOT Taking Steps to Innovate in Government, Improve Maintenance and Lower Costs

November 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it is reorganizing personnel and purchasing equipment to enable the Department to use in-house forces to apply roadway pavement markings on 3,300 lane miles of state roads throughout Rhode…