Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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 …
Will one of North Kingstown's Park and Ride lots be sold to CVS?
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will have to wait a little longer for an advisory opinion regarding the sale of one of North Kingstown's Park and Ride lots to CVS/pharmacy. The DOT appeared before the State Properties Committee Tuesday morning, seeking an opinion on a proposed sale of the commuter parking lot located at the corner of Route 2 and 102 in North Kingstown. One of the key points that DOT was seeking clarification on was whether or not they could continue with the sale without providing a replacement parking lot. Originally, the DOT was looking to use a plot of land just up the road on Route 2. Unfortunately, that land is no longer feasible as an alternate location, according to information relayed to Rep. Robert…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Park and Ride at Route 2 and 102 may be sold to CVS.
North Kingstown state legislators are speaking out against the potential loss of one of NK’s Park and Ride lots. According to press releases from Rep. Doreen Costa, Rep. Robert Craven and Sen. James Sheehan, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is looking to sell the Park and Ride property located at the corner of Route 2 and 102. For some time, there has been a proposal before the DOT to sell the property to CVS and move the parking area a quarter-mile up the road to another plot of land on Route 2. The sale between the two parties is currently pending. According to information relayed to both Sen. Sheehan and Rep. Craven, that land is no longer considered feasible as an alternate location for the Park and Ride. “I really …