The Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meets Wednesday, May 17th at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street.
State transportation officials this week started accepting proposals from construction firms to design and build a new commuter rail station to serve Pawtucket and Central Falls.
The Department of Transportation late last month applied for a $14.5-million federal grant for the project, which would be built between Dexter and Conant Streets and cost an estimated $40 million.
RIPTA, the Providence Department of Planning and Development, Mayor Elorza, Governor Raimondo, and the State’s Congressional Delegation today announced an enhanced transit corridor through the capital city’s downtown. The corridor will feature RIPTA buses running on a 1.4 mile route between Providence Station and the Hospitals with 4-5 minute headways.
Although RIPTA still expects to create a bus stop or stops at Garrahy, transit planners don’t envision a “hub” or terminal there and actually see more potential for expansion farther south, near Rhode Island Hospital.
At a Monday morning press conference at the decaying Amtrak Station Public Plaza, civic, business and labor leaders joined voices supporting Question 6, a $35 million transit bond on the Nov. 4 ballot that they consider critical to Rhode Island’s economic health.
The fact that a blind person cannot walk from our State’s central bus hub to our State’s central rail hub, a distance of 0.4 miles without being forced to walk in the road is pathetic. It is amateur hour and we should all collectively be ashamed of ourselves. How can we ever expect to compete with attracting businesses and workers when we have blind people walking in the road?
RIPTA to study new bus hubs at Providence Station and in the Jewelry District.
Agenda Roll Call Minutes 2.1 Approval of Commission Meeting Minutes of October 10, 2012 and December 12, 2012 2.2 Acceptance of DRC Meeting Minutes of September 25, 2012 and October 23, 2012 Welcome New Members Election of Officers 2013 CCC Meeting Schedule: Acceptance of the Capital Center Commission’s 2013 Meeting Schedule Parcel 7: Providence Station Proposal to install bollards, fencing …
Transportation Nation reports on discretionary grants awarded by the Federal Transporation Administration today.
Transit, chicken, and more in today’s GC: Photos.
We\’re taking a look back at 2011. What Cheering the good and What Jeering the bad.
More trains, TOD, and art at the Interlink.
Sidewalk rage may be good for a civil society, how not to develop the area around a transit station, automobile poverty, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Some new signs up on Exchange Street show pedestrians the link between the trains station and the buses at Kennedy Plaza: Simple solution. Some improvements to the sidewalks, lighting and other cues to make the path obvious would be nice of course, but this does the trick for now.
Photo (cc) pugetsoundphotowalks PRESS RELEASE WARWICK INTERMODAL TRAIN AND BIKE ACCESS Greenwich Bay Watershed Group 401 738-4347 FAX 401 679-0033 March 8, 2010 The Greenwich Bay Watershed Group is announcing an initiative to jump-start a safe bike and pedestrian pathway to the Warwick Intermodal Train Station. The path would connect to the existing Cranston-to-Coventry bike path. With the economy turning …
Colleges and Universities Invited to Participate in Intermodal Marketing Contest Rhode Island Airport Corporation Launches Contest Warwick, Rhode Island ( March 3, 2010) – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), together with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has launched a contest to develop a branding/marketing name for the Intermodal Facility. The contest seeks …