Transportation

Boating For Poors

Projo pro Mike Stanton brings us some pretty cool news in the Journal today about the Community Boating Center at India Point Park, a “non-profit public access sailing program…held together by volunteers and charitable donations, elbow grease and heart.” Elbow grease you can get at Lowes, heart, not sure where to find that. (Projo)

Google Transit comes to Rhode Island!

I’ve just been informed that our beloved RIPTA has just brought Google Transit to Rhode Island (and in so doing, confounded the sites “city (comma) state” naming convention, as we are listed as “Statewide, RI”). For those not familiar with Google Transit, there’s actually no need to visit the site directly. Whenever you use Google …

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No laughing matter

Ralph Nader’s gotta find a new favorite airline. (Actually, I think he once called Southwest his favorite for-profit corporation, but can’t find the citation.) Until a few weeks ago, my only beef with Southwest was the hokey comedy routines their attendants always ram down the ears of their passengers. But the news that’s been trickling …

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Southwest F*cks Up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. aviation regulators on Thursday proposed to fine Southwest Airlines Co a record $10.2 million for allegedly failing to inspect planes for structural cracks.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Southwest continued to fly uninspected aircraft even after the carrier notified the agency that it had missed a mandatory deadline to complete the …

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On Kennedy Plaza…

Brussat’s column today. To quote our friend David Byrne: some good points, some bad points — both in the column, and at Kennedy Plaza. But I think Brussat hits the nail on the head, here: But a bus station next to a skating rink flanked by two parks and surrounded by civic, residential and commercial …

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The Green Line

Timm Carney is a public transportation junkie, and in his continuing series on the varied bus routes and trolleys throughout our great town, here is his Mister Rogers-like take on our own Green Line, the Ripta Trolley. Whimsey!

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