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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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Planning & Finance

Robert A. Shawver, P.E. Administrator
401-222-6940, ext. 4224

Financial Management

Robert Farley Jr., Associate Director
401-222-6590, Ext. 4535

Financial Management maintains oversight and administration of the Department's total operating and highway expenditures, which averages approximately $330,000,000 annually. This unit is also responsible for coordinating the timely submission of the Department's annual operating and capital development budgets. This Division is also responsible for insuring that:

  • All activities of the Department are based on sound financial practices,
  • Federal funds and other reimbursements are sought on a timely basis,
  • Expenditures match the established programs of the Planning Division,
  • All contracts, purchase orders, change orders and other contract commitments comply with federal and state law and regulations.

The Division maintains oversight and administration of the Department's total operating and highway expenditures. The Associate Director serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Department, with oversight over all financial transactions.

Grants Management
Administrator
401-222-2496 Ext. 4650

Accounting
Administrator
401-222-6590 Ext. 4524

Accounts Payable
Supervising Accountant
401-222-6590 Ext. 4524

Accounts Receivable
Supervising Accountant
401-222-2496 Ext. 4650

Audit

401-222-2297 ext. 4347

The Audit Section is responsible for performing audits of non-construction entities contracting with the Department. This includes professional service consultants, utility companies, railroads, and municipalities or other recipients of Federal funds via the Department. The Audit Section performs Pre-Award, Direct Cost and Indirect Cost Rate audits to ensure that costs billed to the Department are valid, accurate, in compliance with contract terms and allowable in accordance with State and Federal regulations. In addition, the Section performs special projects and audits as requested by Executive Management.

Intermodal Planning

Stephen A. Devine
Chief Program Development
401-222-4203, ext. 4063

Intermodal Planning

The Intermodal Section develops and implements projects in the area of rail, and water transportation. This section is responsible for developing an integrated transportation system that provides convenient connections between all modes of transportation. The Intermodal Section is also responsible for the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ), Ferry Boat Discretionary (FBD) and Transportation Enhancement programs. They also oversee the Rideshare and Fringe Parking programs.

Bike/Pedestrian Program

Diane L. Badorek, Ph.D. P.E.
Chief Civil Engineer
401-222-6940, ext. 4024

Steven Church, Senior Planner
R.I. Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator
401-222-6940, ext. 4042

Rhode Island has become a leader in providing bike paths, bike lanes and bike routes to its residents and visitors. Today there are more than 50 miles of paved bike paths in Rhode Island and more than 40 miles of paths under design. Rhode Island will be the first state to have its portion of the East Coast Greenway completed. Also, Rhode Island is dedicated to improving pedestrian access in cities and towns statewide. Please visit our informative BikeRI webpage dedicated to bicycling in the Ocean State. Downloadable bike path maps are available.

    Safe Routes to School

    Safe Routes to School is a RIDOT funded program designed to reach out to communities to develop programs and projects to promote walking to school. As a result of various state and local pilot programs over the last few years, federal legislation establishing Safe Routes to School programs in every state was passed. Eligible activities include:

    • Infrastructure projects that will substantially improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school. Examples include crosswalks, sidewalks and repairs, traffic calming, etc
    • Non-infrastructure related programs and activities to encourage walking and bicycling to school. Examples include: Traffic enforcement, "Walking School Buses", walking clubs, bike rodeos, etc.
    Please visit Statewide Planning’s Safe Routes to School website for more information.

Geographic Information System (GIS)

Stephen Kut
401-222-6935, ext. 4485

The GIS Unit maintains general highway and county maps used to produce quality mapping documents for RIDOT projects and tasks included in the State Planning and Research Program, as well as other state and federal agencies, local government and the general public.

Capital Programming

Capital Programming Section is responsible for the planning, allocation and tracking of capital funds that RIDOT needs in order to implement transportation projects identified within the RI Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), long range Ground Transportation Plan, and other Statewide Planning initiatives. The section is also responsible for the preparation of the Capital Budget Request which is submitted annually to RI/DOA, and to the House and Senate Finance Committee; the securing and managing Federal Transit Administration grants to obtain funds for planning, vehicle purchases, facility construction, operations, and other transit related purposes; and the periodic reporting on RIDOT's planning, research, and development activities, funded through the U.S. DOT/FHWA's State Planning and Research (SP&R) program. This section is also responsible for a number of financial reports including FHWA Highway Statistics reports.

Performance Management

The Performance Management Section oversees the development of systems to monitor program performance and improve the project selection process of the Department through the use of performance metrics. Working with assistance from the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center, staff is developing performance measures that are applicable to RIDOT and which will enable the implementation of performance-based transportation planning. Other related tasks of this Unit will include: development of a strategic plan; establishment of performance targets; monitoring and reporting.

Records Management Unit

David Procaccini (401) 222-6940 Ext. 4414

The Records Management Unit provides guidance to staff on how to prepare, and transmit records to the State’s Record Center for long-term storage or permanent archive per RIGL 42-8.1-17. The Unit also assists staff with: the temporary retrieval of records that are in storage; and the process of preparing and executing Certificates of Records destruction that are required by state law.