Profile: Rhode Island DOT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation may have the smallest territory to cover of any state DOT, but there’s quite a few transportation facilities packed into that area. The Main Street of the east coast, I-95, carries millions of travelers, both locally and interstate. Amtrak’s busiest line, the Northeast Corridor runs through the state, connecting Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition there are ports, ferries, a major airport, and commuter buses and trains. Peter Alviti is RIDOT’s director, and he spoke with Transportation Radio about his agency as part of our profile of state DOTs.

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Peter Alviti, Jr. P.E.

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Ferry Safety and Technology Conference Returns to New York City in May

For the third year in a row, the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will take place in Manhattan. This year’s event is May 11 and 12. The conference is presented by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association and brings maritime experts together to discuss ways to improve ferry service safety and efficiency. Dr. Roberta Weisbrod is the executive director of the association and she spoke with Transportation Radio about the conference and her organization.

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Dr. Roberta Weisbrod

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