Bus Livability • Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Providence, $400,000
Providence Train Station Bus Access Project: Improved Bus, Bicycle and Pedestrian Access to Key Intermodal Connection in Rhode Island’s Transportation System
In conjunction with the reconstruction of the Providence Train Station, RIPTA will use these funds to extend pedestrian, bus and bicycle access improvements to better connect Kennedy Plaza with the Providence Train Station, which is less than a quarter mile away. Extending pedestrian access between the two stations will leverage additional investments by supporting the efforts underway to improve Kennedy Plaza.
State of Good Repair • Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Providence, $820,000
Rhode Island East Side Bus Tunnel Repairs
These funds will provide the first major renovation to the East Side Tunnel in 20 years, ensuring critical access to Providence’s central core for East Providence residents. With the tunnel carrying nearly 6,000 daily passengers, this construction project will improve the safety and reliability of transit service for RIPTA’s riders.
The bus tunnel repairs will also help RIPTA prepare the tunnel for future streetcar service.