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R.I., our nation at a crossroads


Click on the image above to check out a great infographic from the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) showing what's at stake for Rhode Island and our country if the national Highway Trust Fund runs out of money - as it is projected to do this fall.

RIDOT Wins Award for Pawtucket River Bridge!

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RIDOT's Pawtucket River Bridge earned an Honor Award from the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects - one of the organization's most prestigious awards! Click here to read the judges' comments.

A Plan Toward Zero Deaths

Rhode Island's Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a blueprint for moving Toward Zero Deaths, a national effort to cut traffic fatalities and serious injuries in half by 2030. Watch a video on TZD.

Txtng & Drivng It Can Wait

RIDOT and the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office have teamed up to bring AT&T's "Txtng & Drivng ... It Can Wait" awareness campaign to high schools throughout Rhode Island.

Race Data Report

Read the Northeastern University Institute on Race and Justice report on Rhode Island traffic stop statistics.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

RIDOT is accepting applications for accessible pedestrian signals. Learn more.

City Centre Warwick


RIDOT and the Federal Highway Administration were proud to assist state and local agencies in the launch of City Centre Warwick, a new development district for the City of Warwick centered around T.F. Green Airport, the InterLink and our Commuter Rail station.

Parking Limited at Kingston Station

Parking at Kingston Station in South Kingstown is limited due to ongoing parking lot improvements through Spring 2014. South County Bike Path users may wish to choose an alternative parking lot, especially on weekdays when the train station is busiest.

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Phillip Kydd
Assistant Director
(401) 222-3260

The Administration Division at RIDOT serves as a support system for most activities undertaken by the Department, from contract administration to providing education and training to support the transportation-related construction industries.

Administration's primary responsibilities involve the development and implementation of a comprehensive administrative support services program; ensuring the effective and efficient achievement of departmental policies, goals and objectives; ensuring that resources are utilized in conformance with State and Federal laws, rules and regulations and overseeing major department under it, including Contract Administration, the Office of Business and Community Resources and the Office on Highway Safety.

Additionally, Administration has the responsibility for all RIDOT administrative, programming, coordination and liaison duties for external advancement and educational programs including the University of Rhode Island's Transportation Center. These initiatives include; development of Transportation Education Programs, Transportation Research and Outreach Programs such as RI Construction Career Days, Engineering Career Days, LTAP and Technology Transfer, Summer Transportation Institute and the administration of the National Construction Career Days Center.

For more information on the Administration Programs and Partnerships click here

Contracts and Specifications

Christos S. Xenophontos
(401) 222-2495

This section is responsible for Quest/Electronic Bidding, Champ and Procurement for RIDOT, as well as the development and monitoring of all Professional Services including Preliminary Engineering and Construction contracts. Negotiates Consultant Engineering fees and work-hours as they relate to all Engineering projects.

For more information on contracting click here

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Office of Business and Community Resources

Vanessa Crum, Esq.
(401) 222-3260

This section ensures that the Department achieves mandated goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises. Also ensures that contractors and consultants under contract with RIDOT adhere to practices and principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity utilizing the On-the-Job Training Program. Administers the Emerging Business Program, Financial Assistance initiative and the Mission 360 Supportive Services Program.

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Office on Highway Safety

Janis E. Loiselle
(401) 222-3024

The mission of the Office of Highway Safety, through funding provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is to develop programs and activities that reduce the incidence of death and injury on Rhode Island roadways. Through public education, partnerships with public health officials, civic organizations, municipalities, law enforcement agencies and legislative leaders, the OHS advocates and promotes responsible motorist and pedestrian behavior. The use of statistical analysis and surveys assists the OHS in determining specific areas of consideration for highway safety funding. Additionally, the OHS participates in nationally organized campaigns for seatbelt use and impaired driving. For these events, the OHS uses national themes, while tailoring them to Rhode Island’s specific environment. The degree of success of highway safety projects is found in the reduction of deaths, severity of injuries, and reduction in the societal costs attributable to such deaths and injuries.

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