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RIPTA to Hold Virtual Community Meeting on East Side Tunnel Project on Tuesday, September 20, 2022

September 8, 2022

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is hosting a community meeting to provide an initial overview of plans to improve the overall rider experience at the bus stops near the East Side Tunnel in Providence. The meeting is also intended to solicit ideas and public input on the project. The meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 6pm.

The East Side Tunnel project is intended to create safer pedestrian travel zones, full accessibility at bus stops, and improved passenger amenities while preserving the tunnel’s historic architecture. RIPTA will share conceptual designs for the tunnel entrances and host a discussion on what community members want to see at the areas around the tunnel entrances.

Virtual Community Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 6pm

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89172233466?pwd=ZG1TMFlXMmxvZktsRzdZdVVNN04wZz09

TO JOIN BY PHONE: 1 646 931 3860 • Meeting ID: 891 7223 3466 • Passcode: 595474

Community meetings such as these allow RIPTA to present proposed plans, as well as to collect valuable feedback from the public. Please attend the meeting or visit RIPTA.com/tunnel to learn more as this project advances towards construction.

RIPTA will provide translation services and interpreter services for the deaf and hearing impaired, provided such a request is made at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting date.  A request for this service can be made in writing or by calling (401) 784-9500, x1242.

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