Grow Smart RI to host June forum on transit-oriented development

GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND will host a forum June 15 that will focus on how Rhode Island can use public-private partnerships to advance transit-oriented development. / COURTESY GROW SMART RI
GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND will host a forum June 15 that will focus on how Rhode Island can use public-private partnerships to advance transit-oriented development. / COURTESY GROW SMART RI

PROVIDENCE – The smart-growth nonprofit Grow Smart Rhode Island will host a forum in June on “Making Transit-Oriented Development Work for Rhode Island.”

The June 15 event will focus on how Rhode Island can use public-private partnerships to advance transit-oriented development. The program is free but requires registration through the Grow Smart RI website.

A panel discussion will include the following: Martina Haggerty, special projects director for Providence, overseeing transportation issues; Jan Brodie, executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation; Amy Pettine, interim CEO of the R.I. Public Transit Authority and David Elder, a representative of CTFastrak, the publicly owned rapid bus service in Connecticut.

Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at macdonald@pbn.com.

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