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Pedestrian Accident fatal in Providence

Aug. 24, 2016 A pedestrian walking in a crosswalk next to Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence reportedly was struck and killed by a Peter Pan bus at 8 AM this morning.  The Providence-based driver was heading East on Washington St. before turning North onto East Approach Street.  The accident is under investigation by Peter Pan Bus Lines safety director Christopher Crean, as well as State officials.   "Excellent driver, good safety record", said Christopher Crean. "He's horrified about this whole thing and having a tough time." According to safety records, Peter Pan had six bus accidents in the past two years. It puts the Springfield-based company at a "satisfactory" rating. Woman hit by Peter Pan Bus at Kennedy Plaza New: Driver will not face criminal charge peter_pan_bus_accident_360_362

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Picknelly argument balances Gov. Baker’s veto decision on Rail Proposal

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Aug. 2, 2016

Just days before a special weekend midnight joint legislative session at the State House on public transportation, Peter Picknelly made the argument to Governor Baker "not to rush into East-West subsidized rail service in competition with already established InterCity Bus routes".  The legislature was deciding whether to fund a full-scale rail study as part of the end of the fiscal year session's new funding bills.

Picknelly makes some excellent points, including the possibility of expanding express bus routes and HOV lanes, as well as the hundreds of good union jobs that such rail subsidies would negatively affect.  Click here for details: Governor Baker listens in part to Peter Picknelly

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