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Traffic Enforcement

Police Sergeant Jonathan Cortes

Traffic in Newport is a common source of complaints among Newport residents. There are many facets to traffic management and there is no universal solution. The police department's traffic unit is responsible for enforcement, planning and education.

The purpose of this section of the City of Newport website is to make the public more aware of what we are doing to improve traffic. Sgt. Cortes spreads the word at neighborhood meetings, the Citizens' Police Academy and to people who call with a neighborhood traffic concern. The topics Sgt. Cortes most frequently discusses will be mentioned in the Traffic Enforcement pages.

Inter-departmental Traffic Committee

Citizen Concern Request

ITC Citizen Concern Request Form

The Interdepartmental Traffic Committee (ITC) is comprised of city professionals who make recommendations to the city council on traffic related matters. Members of the ITC represent police, fire, public works and planning and they meet monthly on the third Tuesday. Traffic matters are heard by the ITC when the city council requests input or a private individual makes a special request using the "Interdepartmental Traffic Committee Citizen Concern Request" form to have a traffic concern addressed.

You can download a form by clicking the "ITC Citizen Concern Request" link and using the Print function on your web browser. Fill out the form completely. It might be helpful to draw a diagram or include photographs to illustrate your point. Include other documentation as well (such as a copy of your disability placard when requesting a disability parking space at your residence). When the form is complete, mail it to:

Inter-departmental Traffic Committee
Department of Public Services
280 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840

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