June 06, 2022

The Economic Impact of RhodeWorks: An Accelerated Transportation Restoration Plan

Rhode Island ranks last in the nation for overall bridge condition. The RhodeWorks accelerate transportation plan seeks to achieve a goal of 90% structurally sufficient bridges, the federally mandated minimum, by 2025, with the intention of improving safety, making Rhode Island more attractive for businesses and to benefit local consumers. The dilapidation of Rhode Island’s transportation infrastructure has reached the point where if many of the failing bridges are not repaired soon, the costs of bridge improvements will grow as the state will soon be required to replace, instead of repair, its transportation infrastructure. Various scenarios of the RhodeWorks accelerated transportation plan were evaluated using REMI models.

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