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City of Providence Draft Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Submission Public Hearing – Today, January 4, 2016

From the City of Providence:


City of Providence Draft Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Submission available for public review

square-p-01On Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:30pm, the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development will host a public hearing allowing the general public an opportunity to comment on the municipality’s full Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) submission for federal fiscal years (FFY) 2017 – 2025.

A draft of the City’s full Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) submission for federal fiscal years (FFY) 2017 – 2025 is available for viewing at the front desk of the Department of Planning and Development at 444 Westminster Street, 3rd floor, or online.

The municipality’s TIP submission is a list of transportation projects that are intended to be considered by the State of Rhode Island for implementation using United States Department of Transportation funds. For a transportation project to utilize federal funds it must be included in the TIP. A project’s inclusion in the TIP is a critical step, but it does not represent an allocation of funds, obligation to fund, or grant of funds. Additional information on the TIP process can be found here.

Agenda for January 4th hearing
January 4, 2016 – 5:30 PM
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, First Floor Meeting Room
Providence, RI 02903
  1. Overview of the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) process
  2. Overview of the City of Providence’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) submission for FFY 2017-2025
  3. Public comment regarding the City of Providence’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) submission for FFY 2017-2025

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2 Responses to City of Providence Draft Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Submission Public Hearing – Today, January 4, 2016

  1. barry January 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    Skimming the draft submission the city of Providence included about 147 projects, of which about 48 were “high priority.”
    While many were about street repaving and bridge repair, I think noteworthy is that the Providence streetcar is abandoned. Instead they propose, paid for partially with their streetcar TIGER grant, a downtown bus circulator on much the same route. They also ask the TIP to include a 6/10 boulevard study and a bus hub at the train station, and ask for a bus lane on North Main St, pedestrian crossing improvements on downtown streets (especially Memorial Blvd,) wider sidewalks between the train station and Kennedy Plaza on Exchange St, a Sabin St bike lane, a Delaine St extension to avoid Olneyville Square, Providence River dredging, a pedestrian bridge over Route 6 at Riverside Park, and enhanced bike route development along Kinsley-Promenade to the Olneyville area. I suggest others use the link gcpvd provided to check this out.

  2. Andrew I January 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    Also heartening to see something about bike-ped improvements to the 5 downtown I-95 bridges and adjacent intersections.

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