NK Democratic Town Committee Chair thanks local legislators for pushing for the retention of free commuter parking.
Wednesday, January 23
To the editor, The North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee would like to take the opportunity to thank Senator James Sheehan and Representative Robert Craven for their ongoing efforts in ensuring that the people of North Kingstown have access to a free public parking lot. Both Senator Sheehan and Representative Craven made it clear in press statements released from their offices that it is not acceptable for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to sell the current state owned public parking lot at the corners of Route 2 and 102 without creating another alternate free public parking lot in North Kingstown. Senator Sheehan has written to the DOT, and both have asked that an alternate free parking lot be provided by DOT should they sell …
Rep. Doreen Costa calls for more study before DOT sells a Park and Ride to CVS.
Wednesday, January 16
The following is a press release from the Office of the House Minority Leader. Rep. Doreen Costa (R - Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter) announced commuters will continue to enjoy free parking at the Park and Ride lot located at the intersection of Routes 102 and 2. The State Properties Committee Tuesday tabled an amended proposal by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation calling for the sale of the current Park and Ride without establishing an alternative location for commuters. Costa appeared before the committee’s meeting stating her opposition to the DOT proposal which called the sale of the Park and Ride without establishing a new, free commuter parking lot. “It has always been my goal to have DOT establish a new, free lot for …