Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy


RIPTA Riders Alliance

RIPTA Riders Alliance is an independent grassroots organization devoted to promoting public transportation in Rhode Island. We are currently campaigning against cuts to Rhode Island Public Transit Authority services that result from a deficit in the agency's budget.

Access To Public Transportation

This act would require the state properties committee to consider access to public transportation when selecting a site for a public facility and to state specific reasons for the lack of accessibility when they select a site less than one-half (.5) mile from public transportation. The act would also require the committee prepare an annual report to the general assembly to monitor compliance.

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2011-2012 Green Report Card

The latest Green Report Card highlights an unfocused RI General Assembly with a "B-"

The Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI) biennial Green Report Card highlights critical environmental issues that were considered by the General Assembly during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions.  State lawmakers were graded on 14 pieces of legislation that covered a broad host of affairs, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.

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