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The College Hill Neighborhood Association is having a meeting on the Core Connector (aka Streetcar) Study, see below:
To all Neighborhood Associations, Community Groups and Providence Residents: We invite you to the next…
CORE CONNECTOR STUDY MEETING
Providence Core Connector Study Meeting
Monday, November 15th
6:30 – 8:00pm
Brown University’s MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Room 117 (“Starr Auditorium”)
CHNA has organized a meeting to discuss the Providence Core Connector Study. This meeting has been scheduled on short notice to accommodate a vote in December that relates to the study.
The Providence Core Connector Study is examining the impacts, costs and benefits of improving transit within the central core of Providence. Based on public input received at three community houses held in September, RIPTA and the City have identified specific goals for the project, as well as three potential transit routes that will be evaluated in more detail over the next two months. At our meeting, RIPTA will be on hand to provide an update on the project and to solicit further public comment on the potential benefits and/or concerns related to the three potential routes. A larger public forum will also be held in December to present the results of a detailed comparative evaluation on these routes.
We hope to have you join us to hear more about this project. If you have any questions, please call 401.633.5230. Please forward to all groups of interest.
This one is in my calendar and I sure as hell will be there. I’d like to make the point that if we could spend close to $1 Billion moving a highway we can spend HALF that on putting together a decent streetcar system for Providence.
Sure keep the East to South route but add one in to replace the 11/99 route that spans Broad St. to Pawtucket. Then drop a line from Kennedy Plaza (The nexus) westward down Broadway and into Olneyville and perhaps down either Manton or Hartford.