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RIPTA and RIDOT Announce Public Meeting Dates for Proposed RIPTA Service Changes in Downtown Providence

February 10, 2022

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Virtual Public Meetings Will Be Held Thursday, February 24 and Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that virtual public meetings on proposed changes to bus service in downtown Providence will be held on Thursday, February 24 and Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

In light of the City of Providence’s proposed changes to reimagine Kennedy Plaza, RIPTA and RIDOT will focus on the development of a new transit center on Dorrance Street. These virtual public meetings are an opportunity for the public to submit their input on the development of this new transit facility.

“At the direction of Governor McKee, RIPTA will work with RIDOT on creating a new transit center focused on downtown bus service and the passenger experience,” said Scott Avedisian, Chief Executive Officer. “We’re extremely excited about the direction this project has taken, as it presents us with an opportunity to dramatically improve the passenger experience in downtown Providence that we have never had before.”

Passengers are invited to view the proposed changes at RIPTA.com/TransitCenter and submit their feedback at one of several virtual meetings.

Virtual Public Meeting Schedule

Thursday, February 24, 2022 • Time: 6pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2GhZJuUKQmaSrreLUmaoNw

OR join by phone: 1 301 715 8592 / Webinar ID: 875 1137 8203

Tuesday, March 8, 2022   • Times: 12pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6bDdbytiTP2ZFg9AI90Vdw

OR join by phone: 1 301 715 8592 / Webinar ID: 850 6448 1972

Tuesday, March 8, 2022   • Time: 6pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0AjiXt-URSG-csdhnlUNeA

OR join by phone: 1 301 715 8592 / Webinar ID: 817 3272 1959

RIPTA and RIDOT will host public meetings virtually instead of in person in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. RIPTA will post bilingual notices on board all fixed-route and paratransit vehicles and at transit hubs regarding the upcoming meetings.  

For passengers and interested parties unable to attend the public meetings, RIPTA will accept written feedback via RIPTA.com/TransitCenter, and a dedicated RIPTA voicemail, on the proposed changes through March 11, 2022.

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