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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is an intermodal transportation agency charged with planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining Rhode Island's transportation facilities including highways, marine, and freight rail.

The Rhode Island State Planning Council is the statewide metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Rhode Island. Established by state legislation and designated by the Governor as the MPO, the RISPC is responsible for developing the State's transportation plan and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). In addition to its transportation duties, the SPC guides State planning in human services, economic development, energy, recreation, water supply, solid waste disposal, and historic preservation, among other duties.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is a statewide bus transit system serving 36 of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns. RIPTA also maintains an expanding paratransit network to serve the needs of the disabled and mobility impaired.

URI - Rhode Island Transportation Research Center conducts interdisciplinary studies in the areas of intelligent transportation infrastructure and systems. Research efforts cover all modes of transportation land, sea and air. We also undertake several intermodal transportation projects. Funding sources include the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the New England Transportation Consortium (NETC) at MIT, the National Science Foundation, the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC), international agencies such as Korea Expressway Corp. and private industry.

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