RIDOT project bids total is 4th highest in last decade.
Total of 65 contracts awarded during 2012.
During the past year, the volume of projects sent out for bid by RIDOT was fairly modest compared to other years during the last decade.
CIRI scholarship program expanded for 2013.
Application period open through April 19.
Now in its third year, the CIRI scholarship program will award $2,500 grants to four students to help fund their college studies.
>>> 2013 Scholarship Application • downloadable PDF
Transportation retains substantial stake in FY 2014 budget.
RI Senate briefed on transportation portion at March 13 hearing.
On January 16, Governor Chaffee submitted a proposed budget for FY 2014, which begins on July 1.
Transit advocates again looking share in new highway maintenance fund.
Bill proposed in RI House more sweeping than previous attempts.
The state’s concerted effort to move to a pay-as-you-go system for road and bridge improvements has made great strides since its inception in 2011.
Transportation Briefs • 4.1.13
Additional news of note.
CIRI pitches in during Nemo • RIDOT communication workshop • ARTBA regulatory oversight • Federal budget sequester effect on transportation • CIRI Spring Dinner Meeting scheduled for May 8
>>> Spring Dinner Response Form • downloadable PDF