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Support Transportation Bond #6

provfoundation imageThe Providence Foundation and Providence Downtown Improvement District are members of a strong 51-member statewide partnership of community, business and advocacy organizations that support Question 6, the $35 million transit bond.  You are invited to join the Move RI Forward—Yes on 6 coalition at a kick-off press conference on Monday, October 6th at 9:30 AM at the Amtrak Station Public Plaza.

The “Mass Transit Hub Infrastructure Bonds,” as it will appear on the ballot, will help fund enhancements and renovations to transit infrastructure throughout Rhode Island, including development of a statewide transit center adjacent to Amtrak Station in Providence.  The investments are aimed at improving mobility and access to job centers, schools and health care with greater efficiency and convenience.

The coalition says that a modern transit system will be good for the economy and help grow jobs; will expand the capacity of the state’s system; and provide a more efficient transit network that will reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

Invited speakers:

  • Scott Wolf, Executive Director of Grow Smart RI
  • Federal, state and local officials
  • RI Public Transit Authority Chairman Mayor Scott Avedisian
  • RI Dept. of Transportation Director Michael Lewis
  • George Nee, President of RI AFL-CIO
  • Laurie White, President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

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