RIPTA and RIDOT to Host Virtual and In-Person Public Meetings on Proposed RIPTA Service Changes in Downtown Providence 

March 7, 2022

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In-Person Meeting Scheduled for March 21 at 6:30pm

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) continue to host public meetings on proposed changes to bus service in downtown Providence.  The first virtual meeting was held on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

The next virtual meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 12pm and 6pm.  At the request of riders, an in-person meeting will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Cambridge Innovation Center at 225 Dyer Street in Providence at 6:30pm.

RIPTA and RIDOT will focus on the development of a new transit center on Dorrance Street. These public meetings are an opportunity for the public to submit their input on the development of this new transit facility. Passengers are invited to view the proposed changes at and submit their feedback.

Virtual Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, March 8, 2022   • Time: 12pm

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2022   • Time: 6pm

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

In Person Meeting Schedule

Monday, March 21, 2022 • Time: 6:30pm

Cambridge Innovation Center, 225 Dyer Street, Providence

“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.”

For passengers and interested parties unable to attend the public meetings, a recording of the meeting and the presentation is available at

RIPTA will accept written feedback via, and a dedicated RIPTA voicemail, on the proposed changes through March 31, 2022.  

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