RIDOT Statewide Programs & Initiatives Summary List

Providence - Newport Ferry
Recognizing the value of Narraganset Bay as both a natural and transportation asset, RIDOT implemented ferry services in 2016. RIDOT worked with the Cities of Providence and Newport on landing sites, and closely coordinated its efforts with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), and the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (DPUC). In 2019, the Providence - Newport Ferry expanded service to Bristol Rhode Island...

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Transportation Innovation Partnership
Rhode Island welcomes potential partners to learn about opportunities within the state, showcase their ideas, and connect with prospective collaborators...

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Highway Renumbering Program
RIDOT in Fall 2017 began a highway renumbering program for its Interstate and other limited-access highways. These changes will be phased in over a four-year period.

The new exit numbers will be keyed to mile markers - a system used throughout the country for many years that the traveling public has come to expect...

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Roundabouts for R.I.
Making Rhode Island's roads safer is one of our primary missions. Of particular concern is safety at intersections, where 7,000 people are killed and nearly 1 million people are injured in intersection-related crashes across the country...

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