Wickford Junction http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: RI Transportation Funding Faces An Uncertain Future http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-ri-transportation-funding-faces-uncertain-future <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Department of Transportation Director Michael Lewis. They not only discuss why ridership is light on the commuter rail line south of Providence. Director Lewis also talks about the federal highway trust that’s expected to run dry by next year. It’s the state’s only source of transportation funding.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:55:30 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 24537 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: RI Transportation Funding Faces An Uncertain Future Disruptions Coming to Commuter Rail Lines to Wickford http://ripr.org/post/disruptions-coming-commuter-rail-lines-wickford <p>Amtrak is spending the summer replacing old railroad ties along the Northeast Corridor. This replacement work is coming to the MBTA’s line in Rhode Island, and starting Friday it will affect six lines delivering passengers to Wickford Junction. This includes trains that will stop at Wickford, but not at TF Green airport, or trains that will end at the airport and not continue on to Wickford.</p><p>The disruptions will only be on Fridays starting this week and will end on Friday August 9<sup>th</sup>.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 06:33:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 18080 at http://ripr.org