The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will temporarily relocate all bus stops out of Kennedy Plaza beginning Saturday, July 12, 2014 to accommodate City of Providence renovations of the Plaza. These renovations will create a large civic space, reorganize bus berth locations and improve pedestrian connections to and from the plaza. The work is expected to be complete Fall 2014. All routes will be slightly detoured to avoid entering Kennedy Plaza. Bus stops will be relocated to Exchange Terrace, Sabin Street, Exchange Street, Fountain Street and Steeple Street. Park N’ Ride service will be relocated from Exchange Terrace to Sabin St. but will continue to pick up passengers at other downtown locations. Click here for maps that show the downtown routing of the express routes during construction of Kennedy Plaza. Peter Pan and Greyhound passengers will continue to load and unload at their current stop in front of the Kennedy Plaza Terminal.
Ticketing and other passenger amenities will remain open inside the Kennedy Plaza Terminal during the construction period. RIPTA’s Kennedy Plaza sales and information outlet will remain open during construction. Customers are advised to enter through the side door on the Fulton Street side, near City Hall.
RIPTA passengers can find information on temporary bus stop locations on signage in the Plaza, on RIPTA buses and on RIPTA’s website.Please see the attached map for temporary bus stop locations. Informational outreach teams will be distributing information in the Plaza to inform passengers about the changes and how construction will affect their bus service.
Click here for the following routes that will be detoured to and from their temporarily relocated bus stops beginning Saturday, July 12, 2014 to accommodate construction.
Click below to download the temporary bus stop location map.