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Providence, Rhode Island and New Bedford, Massachusetts
Providence, Rhode Island is the state capital. It's home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, whose RISD Museum displays American art and silver. Nearby, 18th- and 19th-century homes line the streets of College Hill. Waterplace Park is the backdrop for the WaterFire art installation, which lights up the surrounding tidal basin most nights in the summer and for special events.
New Bedford, Massachusetts is sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th Century, the city was one of the most important, if not the most important, whaling ports in the world. this dynamic city is known for its cultural diversity, world-renowned feasts and festivals, beaches and boating, parks and playgrounds, great architecture, cobblestone streets and home to the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.
Major Roadways in Providence and New Bedford
Interstate 95 runs southwest to northeast across the state, linking Rhode Island with other states along the East Coast. Interstate 295 functions as a partial beltway encircling Providence to the west. Interstate 195 provides a limited-access highway connection from Providence (and Connecticut and New York via I-95) to Cape Cod. Initially built as the easternmost link in the (now cancelled) extension of Interstate 84 from Hartford, Connecticut, a portion of U.S. Route 6 through northern Rhode Island is limited-access and links I-295 with downtown Providence.
In New Bedford, Interstate 195 is the main freeway, traveling from Providence to Wareham. Additionally, U.S. Route 6 runs from east to west through the city as well. US 6 leaves the city toward Cape Cod over the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, a swing truss bridge, and the Popes Island Bridge. New Bedford also serves as the southern terminus of MA Route 140, which is a freeway that connects to MA Route 24 in Taunton on the road north to Boston. MA Route 18, the extension of the John F. KennedyMemorial Highway, is a freeway for the short stretch connecting I-195 to US 6 and the port area.
Other Transportation in Providence and New Bedford
Providence is served by air primarily by the commercial airfield T. F. Green Airport in nearby Warwick. General aviation fields also serve the region.
Providence Station, located between the Rhode Island State House and the downtown district, is served by Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rail services, with a commuter rail route running north to Boston and south to a recently opened station at T.F. Green Airport and Wickford Junction.
Kennedy Plaza, in downtown Providence, serves as a transportation hub for local public transit as well as a departure point for Peter Pan and Greyhound bus lines. Public transit is managed by Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA). The majority of the area covered by RIPTA is served by traditional buses. RIPTA also operates the Providence LINK, a system of tourist trolleys in downtown Providence.
New Bedford transportation:
Air travel: New Bedford Regional Airport (EWB) is located in the central portion of the city with easy access to highways. Frequent scheduled passenger service is provided to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard by Cape Air. Charter services, including seaplane charters, are available for destinations throughout the southern New England / New York region. In addition, the airport provides a range of general aviation and corporate jet services including aircraft maintenance facilities and flight instruction.
Bus: The city bus terminal offers local and long distance bus connections. A free shuttle bus connects the bus terminal and the ferries. The Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) provides bus service between the city, Fall River, and the surrounding regions. Peter Pan Bus Lines makes a New Bedford stop on a New York City to Hyannis (Cape Cod) route. As of October, 2006, private carrier DATTCO provides daily commuter bus service to Boston via Taunton.
Major Hospitals and Medical Centers
When someone has been injured in an accident in Providence or New Bedford, there is a good chance they were treated at one of the following locations:
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Where to find legal assistance after a Providence or New Bedford injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Providence - New Bedford personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Providence - New Bedford attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Providence - New Bedford accident lawyer can do to help.
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Two of the three people killed when their vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train in Mansfield earlier this week were identified Wednesday.
A 50-year-old Coventry man was killed Friday night in a single-car crash in the town.
According to police, the man was traveling north on Hill Farm Road when his vehicle rolled over and struck a telephone pole.
A Norton man was arrested after a car crash in Mansfield resulted in the death of a man Friday night.
Two people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a single-car crash in New Bedford late Thursday night.