The corridor, which has the working name of the Downtown Transit Connector (DTC), will create ...
I do not have the time or energy right now to even think or comment ...
At their November 15th meeting, the City Plan Commission will be reviewing a proposal to ...
The Downtown Design Review Committee is meeting on November 7th to review plans for new ...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation kicked off construction Monday morning for the Pawtucket Central ...
“Caution – bus is turning.”
That’s what pedestrians will soon hear whenever a nearby RIPTA bus begins to make a turn of more than 45 degrees. A series of strobe lights will also light up along the side of the bus.
The new technology is part of an effort by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to increase passenger and pedestrian safety.
I’m all for pedestrian safety, but I hope this system does not result in bus drivers feeling they can usurp the pedestrians’ (or cyclists’) right-of-way. When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, the bus literally yelling at said pedestrian does not override their right to be there.
“We think this is going to be particularly useful in congested areas where people may be distracted by mobile devices or just the activity around them,” she said.
I do not like this victim-blaming coming from RIPTA at all. I don’t think there is any indication that distraction on the part of pedestrians has been responsible for any recent crashes (injuries, deaths) involving buses. Quite the opposite in some cases in fact.
I also continue to see Peter Pan buses using East Approach at Kennedy Plaza, which is where Michelle Cagnon was killed this past summer. Peter Pan is not supposed to be using East Approach.
Notice of Special Meeting
Monday, December 5, 2016 4:45pm
Doorley Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Meeting Minutes of 8/15/16 and 11/7/16
- 2017 DDRC Annual Meeting Schedule
1. DRC Application No. 16.30: 91 Chestnut Street (I?195 Redevelopment District Parcel 30) – Final design review of the proposal by Waldorf Capital Management, LLC to construct a new 6?story apartment building with ground floor retail. At its meeting on 11/7/16, the DRC recommended that the I?195 Redevelopment District Commission grant the requested waiver and conceptually approve the project.
2. DRC Application No. 16.34: 169 Canal Street (parking lot) – Proposal by Vision Properties to construct a new 13?story apartment building with ground floor retail.
3. DRC Application No. 16.35: 76 Dorrance Street (Case?Mead Building) – Proposal by Paolino Properties to conduct exterior alterations, as part of the conversion of the building to residential with ground floor retail.
From the Mayor’s Office:
Mayor Elorza Relaunches #ThinkPVD Campaign, Free Holiday Parking for Shoppers
Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined local businesses representatives and community members to relaunch Providence’s #ThinkPVD campaign encouraging residents and visitors to “think, shop, and buy locally” in the City this holiday season.
“This Saturday as we celebrate Small Business Saturday nationwide – I encourage you to take advantage of the amazing local shops and restaurants we have here in Providence,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “As you shop this holiday season and throughout the year, I ask that you support our business community by continuing to #ThinkPVD when making all of your purchases.” This is the second year of the #ThinkPVD campaign which aims to build upon the success of Small Business Saturday by promoting celebration and support of the local economy.
RIPTA and the City of Providence to Hold Community Meeting on Downtown Transit Connector (DTC)
Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00 pm at the Joseph Doorley Municipal Building in Providence
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the City of Providence are hosting a community meeting to provide an initial overview of plans for a high-frequency transit corridor in downtown Providence. The meeting is also intended to solicit ideas and public input on the project. The transit corridor will connect the Providence Amtrak/MBTA Station and the Hospital District with high-frequency bus service.
The corridor, which has the working name of the Downtown Transit Connector (DTC), will create six “station-like” stops between Providence Station and the Hospital District. These stops will be designed with a unique and highly-visible identity and will include bus shelters, real time information bus arrival signage, bike share stations and other passenger amenities. The project will strive to create attractive public spaces around each stop.
Witnesses told NBC 10 News that a white cab struck a man in his late 30s or early 40s in the crosswalk on Sabin Street, which is adjacent to the Convention Center, around 7 p.m.
I do not have the time or energy right now to even think or comment on this, but I thought I should leave this here to allow everyone else to comment on it.
Agenda Roll Call Approval of October Meeting Minutes (For Action) Recommendations for improving Tobey, Ridge, Swiss, and Knight streets north of Broadway– Federal Hill – Ward 13 (For Action) – The BPAC will review their previous recommendations made as part of the discussion of this project at the October 2016 BPAC meeting and issue a […]
A meeting of the 1-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016, beginning at 4:00 P.M., for the following purposes
CPC reviews plans for Holiday Inn Express, new building on Federal Hill, and more at their November 15th meeting.
At their November 15th meeting, the City Plan Commission will be reviewing a proposal to constructed a 5-story building with ground floor commercial with apartments on the upper-floors at 434 Atwells Avenue on Federal Hill.
Dartmouth police responded to the intersection of Old Westport Road at Cross Road around 6:19 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found two female pedestrians struck by a 2013 Audi.
Police say a 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Wednesday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.
Capital Center Commission reviews the State Parking Study at their November 9th meeting.
The Downtown Design Review Committee is meeting on November 7th to review plans for new construction in the 195 District and renovations to the Providence Public Library.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation kicked off construction Monday morning for the Pawtucket Central Falls Commuter Rail Station.
The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) announces the 2016 Providence Symposium, Why Preserve?, November 3-4, 2016 at the Industrial Trust Building, 111 Westminster Street.
Information on the 7 statewide ballot questions which will be appearing on the November 8th ballot. All information from the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office.
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the election at a rally in New Hampshire on October 13th.