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2010-10-07 12:00:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report finds that Rhode Island faces a $4.5 billion transportation funding shortfall over the next ten years. This occurs when nearly one quarter of state-maintained roads are in need of repair, nearly half of Rhode Island's bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, congestion is increasing and the rural traffic fatality rate is more than three times higher than on all other roads in the state. The report, released today by...

2009-11-11 12:40:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- All Traffic Solutions, the leader in traffic safety outcomes, has been selected by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association (RIPCA) to provide thirty-eight (38) variable message signs (VMS) for use in statewide initiatives for alcohol, speed and occupant protection safety enforcement. The signs, which have been distributed to each law enforcement agency in the state, will be used at...

2008-07-02 16:01:49

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Standing in a greenhouse at the University of Rhode Island, Rebecca Brown was smiling even though it appeared that something had gone terribly wrong. Almost all of the 16 species of grass she planted last February in hundreds of small pots were dead. The associate professor of turf science wasn't surprised. That's because the pots had been sitting in increasingly saltier water for five months, and few varieties of grass can put up with that environment. Her aim, with funding...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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