Transit Forward RI Program

Transit Forward RI is based on five initiatives that together will produce a great leap forward toward a world class transit system for Providence and Rhode Island, greatly enhancing Rhode Island’s attractiveness and competitiveness to employers and residents.


The full plan  (PDF, 19.7MB)

Map of statewide services  (PDF, 1.6MB)

Map of Providence Metro area services  (PDF, 1.8MB)

The Five Initiatives

Improve Existing Services

A major focal point of the plan is to provide more frequent service for longer hours, including the development of a Frequent Transit Network to provide frequent services to the state’s major destinations, faster and more frequent Providence Line service, and more.

Initiative 1 Fact Sheet  (PDF, 1.3MB)

Expand Services to New Areas

To bring service to more people, service would also be expanded to new areas. These improvements will include new local services, new crosstown routes, new service partnerships, an Amtrak station at TF Green Airport, and new Flex service to, from, and within the Quonset Industrial Park.

Initiative 1 Fact Sheet  (PDF, 1.3MB)

Develop High Capacity Transit

The development of High Capacity Transit Services – Rapid Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, and Light Rail – would make transit in high-demand areas much more attractive by making it frequent, fast, and reliable.

Initiative 3 Fact Sheet  (PDF, 1.3MB)

Improve Access to Transit

A positive transit experience includes getting to and from transit stops. Transit Forward RI will provide more and better options to get to and from transit comfortably and safely.

Initiative 4 Fact Sheet  (PDF, 1.1MB)

Make Service Easier to Use

RIPTA and RIDOT will adopt new technologies and methods to make service easier to use, including easier fare payment and better integration of available services.

Initiative 5 Fact Sheet  (PDF, 0.8MB)

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