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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...

RIPTA plans service changes to URI, CCRI, Jefferson Boulevard

WARWICK – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is planning several changes to routes in the West Bay and South County, aimed at offering more...

RIPTA solar waterfront partnership project ‘a win on many levels’

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has announced that it is part of a collaborative green energy project allowing it to save...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has renewed an agreement with Quonset Development Corp. to extend the pilot Quonset Express commuter service program through June 2022. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA renews trial commuter service to Quonset through June 2022

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has renewed its partnership with the Quonset Development Corp. to continue pilot commuter service from downtown Providence...

Loss of ridership fares, increased costs put RIPTA $18M in the...

PROVIDENCE – Dramatic drops in ridership combined with new costs for technology, cleaning and personal protective equipment are anticipated to put the R.I. Public...

Raimondo backs downtown transit plan despite continued opposition

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has thrown her weight behind the proposal for a divided downtown bus hub despite mounting opposition from businesses,...
FRANK PICOZZI, Independent candidate for Warwick mayor, appears to have been won the election after incumbent Democrat Joseph J. Solomon conceded. / COURTESY FRANK PICOZZI

WPRI: Solomon concedes to Picozzi in Warwick mayoral race

WARWICK – Incumbent Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon conceded to his opponent Frank Picozzi, an independent, on Wednesday, according to WPRI-TV 12. Solomon took office...
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...

RIPTA launches new smart fare collection system with reloadable cards

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has announced Wave, its new smart fare collection system featuring reloadable smart cards and a mobile app. According...

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