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Fixed roads and bridges; now let's do public transportation

In the last four years, we've fixed more than 100 roads and bridges, and right now, we're fixing another 100. Now, just imagine what Rhode Island would look like if we improved our trains, buses, and public transit the same way we've tackled fixing our roads and bridges. Imagine a day when high speed commuter rail connects Providence to Boston; when electric buses powered by solar panels zip through dedicated bus lanes. That's within our grasp right now.
Source: 2020 Rhode Island State of the State address , Jan 14, 2020

RhodeWorks: fix highways ad 12n0 bridges

We passed the most comprehensive infrastructure program in recent history. It's no secret, that our roads and bridges are some of the worst in the country. But now, because of RhodeWorks, we're fixing our highways. By the end of this year, we'll have started or completed repairs on nearly 120 bridges: a visible sign that we are rebuilding Rhode Island together. And in the process, we're putting thousands of Rhode Islanders to work in good jobs that don't require a college degree.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Rhode Island Legislature , Jan 17, 2017

Sustainable funds for RIPTA; revolving funds for roads

Rhode Island spends more on its roads and bridges per lane mile than almost any other state, yet we are consistently ranked among the worst in the country. 70% of Rhode Island roads are in poor or mediocre condition. Rebuilding Rhode Island's roads and bridges will put people to work in the short term, while ensuring that we have the infrastructure we need to be competitive for years to come. As governor, Gina will:
Source: 2014 R.I. Gubernatorial campaign website, GinaRaimondo.com , Nov 4, 2014

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