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Attract more people to public transit with mobile phone apps

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Attract more riders to RIPTA and improving the transit experience with mobile phone apps, better branding and strategic marketing. 


Update: Raimondo is moving down the road with Rhody Pass

Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in 2015 and index it to inflation

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in 2015 and index it to inflation, guaranteeing that workers will have a wage that keeps pace with the changing costs of the goods and services they buy, regardless of which way the political winds are blowing. 


Update: Compromise may be looming in Raimondo's minimum wage pledge

Establish a Road and Bridge Funding Formula

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Establish a Road and Bridge Funding Formula to pay for ongoing maintenance so that our local roads never become as deteriorated and dilapidated as they are now. 


Update: Truck tolls to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements

Establish the Rhode Island Innovation Institute (RI II)

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Establish the Rhode Island Innovation Institute (RI II), a center dedicated to taking the good ideas coming out of our colleges and universities and turning them into products that we make right here in Rhode Island. 


Update: Raimondo's Innovation Institute is on the way