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ADVOCATES for bus riders will be keeping close tabs on the person the R.I. Public Transit Authority hires to lead the agency now that Scott Avedisian has resigned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Next RIPTA chief will have many challenges to navigate through

Public transit advocates have been adamant that the next CEO of the R.I. Public Transit Authority be someone outside the state’s political sphere who...

RIPTA eyes doubling the number of bus shelters 

Bus riders could have new, state-of-the art covered bus stops as the R.I. Public Transit Authority eyes replacing – and adding more – bus...

A split over Alviti’s actions at RIPTA

Following R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti’s controversial appointment as the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s board chairman, transit advocates are divided on whether...

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,...

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...

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...
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...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...

RIPTA: New multihub bus system increases transfers for 1% of riders

 PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a new, decentralized bus system in Providence will have little effect on the number of transfers riders have to...
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