Greater City Providence

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  • I note this is called an “informational meeting” not a “public hearing” but I hope there will be a role for public input anyway. A few weeks ago a planning official did meet with a few Ripa-Riders representatives and we had a good chance to explain our concerns.
    Still I hope some of those that actually use RIPTA try to make this meeting as often the concerns of bus passengers, being basically unorganized and often of low income, are ignored by the decision makers who rarely use the buses. Indeed, transit users did not figure very much in various descriptions of this project (including the meeting announcement which talks only of improvements for vehicles and pedestrians) , including comments made by the Mayor.

    Still, it seems transit passengers will remain a major user of the Plaza and it is important for us to still have reasonably easy transfers, good access to an indoor waiting room (think of cold or rainy weather) bathrooms, schedules and information, ticket sales, shelters, and security. But existing conditions are far from ideal so perhaps if the project is done right it might benefit passengers too.

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