RIPTA CCRI-Warwick Transit Center Design and Development Proposal
One of the initiatives outlined in the Rhode Island Transit Master Plan focuses on improving connections throughout Rhode Island through a network of mobility hubs. These mobility hubs, or transit centers, will be the first point of entry into the regional public transportation network for many travelers, and connecting points for others. These new transit centers will provide an enjoyable user experience and build a strong relationship between the community and transportation providers.
RIPTA is partnering with the Community College of Rhode Island to establish a new transit center on its flagship Knight Campus located in Warwick, RI. The CCRI Warwick Transit Center will be constructed within the existing busway and curb area used by RIPTA today. The transit center will include four bus stops, each sized to fit 40-foot buses. Each bus stop shall have a well-proportioned shelter and will have such amenities as:
The CCRI Warwick Transit Center will also include at least one security camera, accessible by both RIPTA and CCRI Security, that will cover the entire extent of the transit facilities. Safe, yet distinctive fencing will be installed, separating the active busway from the CCRI parking lot. Each bus stop will have bus stop signage based upon the final designs determined by RIPTA’s ongoing “Bus Stop Signage Redesign” project. The Transit Center will have all appropriate safety signage including those associated with crosswalk access [i.e., flashing lights].
Buses will temporarily rerouted with safe passenger access during construction. The existing bus shelter and temporary barriers will also be removed.
RIPTA was awarded a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus and Bus Facilities grant to help finance the project. The project was put on hold due to the outbreak of COVID-19.