Greater City Providence

Providence Core Connector Study Survey

The Providence Core Connector Study is seeking input from those who live, work, visit, or go to school in downtown Providence, College Hill, and Upper South Providence. A brief survey is available through May 13th.

If you have a moment, please take a few minutes to complete this survey about your travel patterns and current and potential transit usage. The results of the survey will help the study team make key decisions regarding the potential operations plan for enhanced transit service in the downtown area.

What is the Core Connector Study?

In 2009, RIPTA and the City of Providence completed the Metropolitan Providence Transit Enhancement Study, with 10 recommendations to improve the network of transit services in the metropolitan area. With new transit services, the city and surrounding area can realize a range of potential mobility, livability, development, and health benefits.

Now, Providence and RIPTA are partnering to evaluate one of these proposals in more detail. The Providence Core Connector Study examines the feasibility, cost, and benefits of improving central transit (through either a streetcar system or an enhanced bus system) while connecting the College Hill, Downcity, and Upper South Providence neighborhoods. Our goal? Connecting the educational, medical, employment, and cultural destinations in this corridor with the central bus hub in Kennedy Plaza and rail services at the Providence Amtrak station. For more information on the study please visit

Also, remember there is a public meeting on the Core Connector Study on Monday:

Monday, April 25, 2011
4:30PM – 6:00PM
The Commerce Center
30 Exchange Terrace, 1st Floor Conference Room

Greater City Providence

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  • It is sad to note the disjunction between the streetcar version of PPAC Square, indicated in the elegant and urbane image by AMD used above, and the country club dropoff version of PPAC Square that is actually being built.

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