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RIDOT to hold hearings on three bus hub options
PROVIDENCE – Once billed as the definitive plan for overhauling Providence’s transit system, the R.I. Department of Transportation's proposal to create multiple downtown bus hubs is now one of three options for people to consider. Alternatively, the central bus hub could be moved to an indoor transit center on a series of empty parking lots…
It would be helpful to show the three plans, with narrative descriptions, that are under consideration.
I agree with Mr. Filarski, seeing the three plans would be nice.
I also agree with Joe Paolino, the Kennedy Plaza Hub has to go. It has been nothing but a disaster since it was put in place. It has turned the former financial district into an unsavory ghetto.
The only intelligent option is to keep it where it is and up security. If you have multiple hubs, the nightmare for people that need a transfer will have to take some shuttle to whichever hub has their desired bus/destination. That shuttle system of buses does not exist, so let’s create it, pay for it because riders don’t contribute enough to even cover the costs of running RIPTA. And building a new one at the beginning of dorrance? Many people use the buses to attend games at the Dunk, go to Providence Place Mall, convention center….so is it really a good idea to dump them blocks away from where they really need or want to go?