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State solicits private developers for downtown transit hub proposal

PROVIDENCE – The proposal to open a new, indoor transit hub on the edge of the I-195 Redevelopment District is finally advancing from vision...
LASTING MARK? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, who cannot run in November for another term, is hopeful a renovated Industrial Trust Co. Building will add to the vibrancy of Kennedy Plaza, which the city is eying for a $140 million overhaul. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

TO THE RESCUE? ‘Superman’ building project could key downtown recovery

The Industrial Trust Co. Building holds a towering place in Neil D. Steinberg’s memory. He started his banking career there nearly half a century ago,...
NEW LIFE? After sitting vacant for nine years, Providence’s “Superman” building would be revived for residential and other uses under a $220 million plan that still needs some city ­approvals. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Do you support the $220 million, mixed-use ‘Superman’ building renovation plan?

After six months of negotiations, state leaders on April 12 unveiled a $220 million plan to turn Providence’s iconic “Superman” building into apartments, office,...
NEW LIFE? After sitting vacant for nine years, Providence’s “Superman” building would be revived for residential and other uses under a $220 million plan that still needs some city ­approvals. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Saving ‘Superman’ part of bold post-COVID vision

It was a scene reminiscent of a 2003 gathering in the governor’s office that was then occupied by Republican Donald L. Carcieri. At that...

RIPTA: New downtown bus hub will take ‘no less’ than 3...

PROVIDENCE – Three years is the minimum time the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority says it will take for plans to build a new,...

Lack of explanation over state bus hub plan leaves riders with...

PROVIDENCE – State transportation officials will continue making their case at public meetings on Tuesday for a new public transit hub on Dorrance Street...

RIPTA touts benefits of new downtown bus hub in first community...

PROVIDENCE – After outrage over the lack of public input on a prior downtown transit proposal, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority stressed the...

RIPTA riders say Kennedy Plaza remains best option for downtown bus...

PROVIDENCE - An indoor transit center on Dorrance Street has been widely viewed as the most popular plan to replace the aging, and at...

Contested downtown multihub bus plan scrapped

PROVIDENCE - State officials have quietly scrapped a contested plan to split up the central downtown bus hub across three locations, appearing to move...

RIDOT announces upcoming hearings on downtown bus hub

PROVIDENCE – Critics who decried the lack of public input over a state agency's plans to overhaul the downtown Providence transit system will finally...

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