RIDOT unveils plan to improve Providence bus system

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – In a conference on Thursday, officials from the state department of transportation (DOT) unveiled a proposed framework that they say will improve the bus system in Providence.

The proposed plan is built on three goals set by the DOT: uniting ongoing & planned transit investments, enhancing connectivity and supporting economic development.

Examples of how some of these goals can be reached are by decentralizing heavy bus activity from one location and responding to a growing downtown with improved multiple hubs.

The DOT said the improved hubs at the Providence train station, Kennedy plaza, and Innovation District will provide amenities including indoor waiting areas, benches, bike racks, and restrooms.

Providence Train Station bus hub rendering

The new system is also designed to link major employment locations such as Johnson and Wales University and federal courthouses.

Kennedy Plaza bus hub rendering

For a full presentation of the department’s proposed framework, click here.

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