March 2, 2020

Should RIDOT take over RIPTA?

“RIDOT’s record on public input is very troubling and must be addressed if any merger legislation is...

January 20, 2020

Governor’s grade on transportation-environment policies: “D” for Disappointment

Governor Gina Raimondo sometimes says good things about transportation policy, and she is clearly aware of transportation’s...

January 13, 2020

Amtrak and Climate Change?

Climate hero Greta Thunberg famously leads by example in part by taking trains rather than fly. That...

January 19, 2020

What’s going on in Kennedy Plaza?

“We’d all benefit by this approach, embracing, instead of rejecting transit. It could improve mobility, help attract...

January 19, 2020

Rhode Island’s War on non-drivers

Despite their contribution to climate change and all the people, pets, and wildlife they kill or injure,...

January 19, 2020

Barry Schiller: How would you spend $2.6B on Rhode Island transportation? Hearings coming this week!

The $2.6B is about how much the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be spending in...

March 2, 2020

Some modest proposals to improve Rhode Island’s business climate

The latest dreadful “business climate” report UpriseRI just noted reminded Barry Schiller of the many previous such...

January 19, 2020

Barry Schiller: What the legislature did (and didn’t) do about transportation

Now that its so widely known that transportation is the sector that emits the most greenhouse gases, the legislature passed...

January 19, 2020

Barry Schiller: Car-free in Rhode Island? It’s possible!

There are many, especially in the UpriseRI community, who are aware how the drive-everywhere culture has eroded...

January 19, 2020

Barry Schiller: This is Bike Week!

Fighting climate change can involve tedious hearings, confrontations with polluters, and frustrations with politicians, but this post...

January 19, 2020

What’s going on in transportation?

To answer the title question, lots! Did you know there are bills in the legislature, S0633, H5883,...

October 12, 2018

Barry Schiller: Don’t forget Question 3 – The “Green Economy-Clean Water” Bond

While the race for Governor and some other offices has dominated our attention, Rhode Island voters will...

May 3, 2018

What’s next for bicycling in Rhode Island

May is “National Bike Month,” celebrated nationally and in Rhode Island. And why not, it’s a great time...

January 19, 2020

A vision for better commuter rail

We all know Rhode Island benefits from its proximity to Boston which provides our residents and businesses access...