RIPR News
7:07 am
Tue September 21, 2010

RIPTA seeks input on Providence corridor

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority officials are meeting with Providence residents, seeking input on plans for a corridor linking the northern and southern ends of the city.

Assistant General Manager Mark Therrien says RIPTA found a need for a north-south corridor due to growth in the Jewelry District. He says what the corridor will look like is up to residents.

"What do you want it to look like, if it's going to be buses or streetcars, do you want historic, do you want modern and what would be the best route," says Therrien.

RIPTA will roll out some preliminary ideas in December, says Therrien, with the final plan done by June.

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