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RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian, at a stop at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. He says feedback from riders on the state’s plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence has been mixed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Don’t try to satisfy everyone with downtown transit plan

In trying to serve all interests with its plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence, the R.I. Department of Transportation is in...

Transit advocates say pump breaks on downtown busing proposal

The idea of moving buses out of Kennedy Plaza has long been a key component of a centralized transportation hub for Providence. But the...
FAR FROM AGREEMENT: A number of property owners near the proposed intermodal transit hub at the Providence rail station and along the route of a high-speed bus corridor in Providence have sued to stop work on the project so that it can be reviewed, contending that as envisioned now it will have a negative impact on their property values. R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. stands near the area proposed for the hub next to the rail station in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should Providence and the state be stopped from moving forward on...

A group of downtown residents and commercial real estate companies have filed suit against Providence and the state, hoping to halt work on the...
RIPTA WILL OFFER a free trial bus service starting Jan. 22 from Kennedy Plaza to the Quonset Business Park, making 11 stops in the park. The pilot program will run through mid-April. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA to launch pilot bus service to Quonset Business Park from...

PROVIDENCE – A pilot program to bring bus service to businesses at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown from Providence will begin Jan. 22,...

Public meeting on Kennedy Plaza improvement plan to be held Aug....

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Department of Planning and Development and the R.I. Public Transit Authority are hosting a meeting, regarding the latest plans for...
TWO 6-FOOT LLAMAS and a man made of car bumpers are among the scrap art sculptures installed in Kennedy Plaza in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ MARY MACDONALD

Scrap metal sculptures installed at Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE – A cluster of scrap metal sculptures has joined the historical monuments at Kennedy Plaza, the latest installation of public art in Providence...

State, RIPTA need to step up on transit

With the latest “vision” for Kennedy Plaza, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joins a long list of people who have come up with ideas...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA proposed a $4.98 million Phase I redevelopment of the Kennedy Plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Elorza proposes new vision for Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Thursday presented what he called a new vision for Kennedy Plaza that takes into account two planned...
THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT Authority announced on Monday that it has consolidated bus stops at Kennedy Plaza in an attempt to reduce bus idling time. /COURTESY RIPTA

RIPTA to consolidate bus stops, reduce idling in Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority hopes to improve pedestrian safety and energy efficiency by consolidating bus stops and reducing the amount...
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