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Public needs say on new city bus hub

The R.I. Department of Transportation made the right decision in pulling back from its preferred option for a new downtown Providence bus hub, to...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION will present three options for a Providence bus hub in a series of public hearings. Pictured is RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. in Kennedy Plaza, where the bus depot is currently located. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Did the R.I. Department of Transportation make the right decision to...

The R.I. Department of Transportation and the R.I. Public Transit Authority have agreed to seek public feedback on three options to overhaul Providence’s downtown...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION will present three options for a Providence bus hub in a series of public hearings. Pictured is RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. in Kennedy Plaza, where the bus depot is currently located. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

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...

Should state transportation officials consider a new single-hub plan for buses...

State transportation officials have proposed splitting up the main bus depot at Kennedy Plaza across three smaller hubs in downtown Providence. But they’ve delayed holding...

Bond deadline puts pressure on RIDOT bus hub plan as opponents...

PROVIDENCE – The clock is ticking in earnest on efforts to revitalize a languishing downtown public transit system, with a Nov. 4 deadline to...
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES ON WESTMINSTER and Weybosset streets in downtown Providence remained empty during the summer of 2021. Vacancies at several downtown properties have been prolonged and, in at least one case, prompted by the pandemic, as a result of work stoppages and shutdowns, according to several downtown real estate investors. PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

Post-pandemic vacancies, optimism abound in downtown Providence

PROVIDENCE – Sign, sign, everywhere a sign: “Retail opportunity,” says one. “Prime retail space for lease,” another. “Available now.” There’s plenty of prime storefront space...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, June 2021

1. SBA to release names, funding amounts for second round PPP POSTED ONLINE: JUNE 10. Recipients who received their share of the $1 billion...

Kennedy Plaza public bathrooms to reopen Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – A compromise has been reached to reopen the restrooms at Kennedy Plaza, which were closed to the general public more than a...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, March 2021

1. Do promised benefits from a proposed medical-waste treatment plant in West Warwick outweigh potential negatives? PUBLISHED ONLINE: MARCH 19. MedRecycler-RI wants to build...

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