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Topic: Transportation

MBTA approves proposal for faster train between Boston, Providence

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MBTA approves proposal for faster train between Boston, Providence

November 19, 2019 0 comments

In the commute between Boston and Providence, missing a train does not always mean a brief 20 minute delay — sometimes, this misstep can set travelers back by two hours.

After Lime’s recent departure from Providence, Spin will be bringing 100 scooters to the area this week.

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Scooters are back in Providence

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Spin will launch 100 scooters in Providence this week and then scale up to 300 over the next month, according to a Spin spokesperson. 

Overcrowding, accidents and crime issues have arisen with the increase of e-scooter use in cities, leading to the development of regulations.

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Bye-Bye Bird: E-scooter company leaves Providence

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Bird, the electric scooter service, will no longer provide scooters for the city of Providence as of Friday, Sept. 13. The city handed out its latest permits in August, allowing two e-scooter services to populate Providence for the first time — Spin and VeoRide —and renewing Lime’s existing permits.

Wow Air cancelled all flights indefinitely, stranding passengers including multiple Brown students.

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Wow Air strands spring breakers

April 1, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When Hans Lei ’21 and Hyun Choi ’21 woke up Thursday morning in Iceland, they had plans to spend their last days of spring break seeing glaciers and ice caves before heading back to Providence the following Saturday.

UCS offers free airport shuttles to U. students over breaks

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UCS offers free airport shuttles to U. students over breaks

January 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Undergraduate Council of Students offered free shuttle rides to T.F. Green Airport for Thanksgiving and winter breaks and hopes to work with University administrators to make the shuttles a service for future breaks.

Mulligan ’19: Ride responsibly

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Mulligan ’19: Ride responsibly

January 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last semester, Brown students arrived to find that easy-to-access e-scooters and bicycles had sprouted up like weeds in the cracks of campus sidewalks.

University community usage of RIPTA declines

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University community usage of RIPTA declines

October 14, 2018 1 comment

The University is entering its tenth year as a participant in the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s UPass program. Since the program came to Brown in 2008, students, staff and faculty alike have had free use of RIPTA buses on any route in Rhode Island with a simple swipe of their University ID.

Editorial: JUMP bikes are a giant leap for Providence

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Editorial: JUMP bikes are a giant leap for Providence

October 1, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In early September, JUMP — the dockless bike-share program owned by Uber — launched in Providence, giving College Hill and other neighborhoods around the city a colorful makeover with its bright red bicycles.

Friedman ’19: JUMP bikes are a boon for public transport — for some

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Friedman ’19: JUMP bikes are a boon for public transport — for some

September 28, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Monday night, I test drove a JUMP bike on a journey from Wayland Square’s Starbucks to the Rockefeller Library. The bike shattered my expectations, especially after the electric pedal-assist kicked in and made the hill up Angell Street seem like an airport runway.

A University internal task force communicated with the City about the new bike share program and suggested campus locations for bike hubs. As of Sept. 15, there were 400 JUMP Bikes in Providence.

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Bike share program comes to Providence

September 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

As classes kicked off this semester, so did JUMP Electric Bikes — a new bike-share program that brings hundreds of red dockless bikes to Providence.