On Tuesday December 6th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, join RIPTA and the City of Providence to learn about the Downtown Transit Connector (DTC) which will connect Providence train station and the RI Hospital district with a high-frequency bus corridor. The public information meeting will be held in the Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 444 Westminster Street, in the first floor conference room.
The DTC will create six stops along the corridor, with wait times expected to be 4-5 minutes in each direction. Each stop will be designed with a unique, highly-visible identity, and willl include shelters, real time information bus arrival signage, bike share stations and other passenger amenities. Opportunities to enhance RIPTA service using signal priority for buses or dedicated bus lanes will be considered, as well efforts to create attractive public spaces around each stop.
The $17 million project is funded by RIPTA and a USDOT Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant awarded to the City of Providence in 2014. Part of the funding will be used by RIPTA to purchase vehicles that will operate the service. Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and should be completed in early 2019. Higher levels of RIPTA service may begin even before construction is complete. Download the meeting announcement, and learn more at ripta.com.