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Providence Announces Downtown Enhanced Transit Corridor

In RIPTA, Transportation by Jef Nickerson29 Comments

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.

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Blind pedestrian forced to walk in the road

In #WALKinPVD, Sidewalks, Snow by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

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?

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – January 9, 2013

In Government by Greater City Providence2 Comments

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 …

News & Notes

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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.

You can get there from here

In Downcity, RIPTA, Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

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.

Warwick Intermodal Bike and Pedestrian Access

In Transportation by Greater City Providence2 Comments

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 …

RIAC Intermodal Facility naming contest for college and university students

In Colleges/Universities, Transportation by Greater City Providence2 Comments

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 …