Author : All posts by bschiller

21

Oct

Hearings!
Hearings!

Public hearings coming on RI Long-term Transportation Plan!! RI is updating its 20 year Transportation Plan now to be called Transportation 2035.  The state has to do this to be eligible for Federal assistance if it amends the current 4-year READ MORE

17

Jun

some small advances in highway safety??
some small advances in highway safety??

The 2012 RI General Assembly has adjourned! Though our vulnerable road user bills never made it out of committee, the Assembly did pass “complete street bills” (H7352 Martin, S2131 DiPalma) that now have been transmitted to the Governor who has READ MORE

20

Apr

Senate hearing 4/24 on vulnerable road user bill

S2214, (sponsor Sosnowski) the bill that ups penalties if a motorist not taking due care injures or kills a bicyclist or other vulnerable road user, is up for a hearing Tues April 24 at the Senate Judiciary Committee, Room 313, READ MORE

13

Feb

Vulnerable Road User Bill Filed Again

Thanks to Senator Sosnowski and Representative Tanzi, “vulnerable road user” bills S2214, H7463, have been filed to ensure appropriate consequences when a motorist, not taking due care, kills or injures a bicyclist, pedestrian, wheelchair user, highway worker etc. This time READ MORE

27

Dec

update on possible bike projects for TIP

Some preliminary results from a Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) subcommittee meeting on bike/ped projects submitted for the next 4 year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that RIDOT tentatively allocated about $3.4 million/year.  Projects that scored well enough to possibly continue, though READ MORE

14

Sep

TIP amendment public hearing coming 9/22

At 6:30pm on Thurs Sept 22 there will be a public hearing on a series of amendments to the 2012 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) one of which affects the Blackstone Bikeway. In order to obligate earmark funds as soon as READ MORE

09

Aug

Bicyclists Should Help RIPTA!

You probably read about big cuts proposed for the RIPTA bus system. If implemented, they would likely set off a downward spiral of less passengers, hence even less service in the future. Such a spiral would also hurt bicycle advocacy READ MORE

13

Jul

end of bike path program??

Both in DC and in RI there are serious threats to the continued development of our bike path system. The GOP dominated US House of Representatives is poised to pass a transportation bill that reduces transportation spending by almost 1/3 READ MORE

18

Jun

New TIP under development!

The process for developing the next 4 year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) is starting despite uncertainties about total funding, or even if bike related programs will survive in the Federal law in light of the anti-environment atmosphere in the GOP READ MORE

06

May

legislative update

ON Thursday May 5 the Senate Judiciary Committee heard numerous highway safety bills including S669, the “vulnerable road user” bill that enhances penalties if a careless driver injures or kills a bicyclist or other vulnerable user. Other bills were aimed READ MORE