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R.I., our nation at a crossroads

AASHTO

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

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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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Mission

The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is:

To maintain and provide a safe, efficient, environmentally, aesthetically and culturally sensitive intermodal transportation network that offers a variety of convenient, cost-effective mobility opportunities for people and the movement of goods supporting economic development and improved quality of life.

GOALS

RIDOT seeks to implement its mission through policy and action,
with particular emphasis on the following goals:

  • Promote mobility for people and goods through a balanced, multi-modal transportation system.
  • Direct investment and development to existing communities, urban concentrations, and designated economic growth areas.
  • Develop methods for assessing the fiscal impact and cost-benefit analysis of development for use by both state and local governments when considering infrastructure investments and land-use policies.
  • Encourage redevelopment and improve livability of existing communities and urban areas; and guide new employment to under-used commercial and industrial sites.
  • Obtain sufficient state funding within a dedicated Transportation Trust Fund.
  • Attain and then maintain an appropriate level of system preservation or service to our customers.
  • Look for and participate in opportunities for public/private cost sharing projects.
  • Deliver operating systems, services, programs, and projects in the most cost-effective manner possible.
  • Make public participation and a customer service focus, integral parts of the development of RIDOT programs, projects, and services.
  • Make media awareness and public participation a focus that is integrated with RIDOT's programs, projects and services via the Communications, Community Affairs, and the Transportation Management Center.
  • Provide employees with opportunities to enhance their level of preparedness and performance so they can do the best job possible in the duties they are assigned.