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Bus stopped?

Last week, the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFBRI), sent an email blast to folks around the state, which contained the first two paragraphs of a press release issued by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on June 3
The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 08, 2011

Playing to our strength

Well, despite the fact that Little Rhody has become the poster child for the national recession, leading all states in statistical categories like unemployment and debt per capita, it is nice to know that we are able to deflect public attention from our
Nothing like a mass bust for a sense of old-time mobbed-up Rhode Island
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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RIPTA drones thrown under the bus

Beautiful! The people responsible for the longstanding mishandling of RIPTA have earned their brownie points, but little else.
It’s high time for a better mass transit system
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2008

State for sale

Now is hardly the time for half-measures or conventional and narrow-minded thinking.
A modest proposal for Rhode Island prosperity (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 09, 2008


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Get-together seeks answers on improved transit

Angeles drivers aren’t the only ones who can’t give up their dependence on cars.
Local motion
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 17, 2007
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A progressive guide to ballot questions

In December 2001, the Reverend Duane Clinker and three other ministers were arrested at the State House while protesting growing homelessness and cuts to funding for affordable housing.
Voters can back affordable housing and voting for Freed Felons
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  October 25, 2006
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Climate Catastrophe

Lyme disease will spread, northern Europe could become encased in ice, and powerful hurricanes will ravage coastal areas unless dramatic steps are taken to slow global warming.
Scientist warns of global warming’s worsening impact
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 09, 2006