Providence Transportation Hub Would Revitalize Downtown

The state of Rhode Island is moving forward on a planned new transit hub in Providence.

The RI Public Transit Authority on Thursday published a request for expressions of interest form for prospective developers of a planned transportation center on Dorrance Street.

“The Dorrance Street Transit Center is one more important part of our commitment to restore and revitalize Downtown Providence while we create the best possible transit experience for riders,” Governor McKee said. “This initiative is part of our larger vision for Providence, and our state, that includes our efforts to breathe new life into the Superman Building. Rhode Island has the momentum - we’re committed to keeping it going.”

“We are excited to be taking this first official step toward creating a state-of-the-art transit center that our passengers deserve,” said Scott Avedisian, RIPTA CEO. “The Dorrance Street Transit Center will dramatically improve the passenger experience in downtown Providence, while also accommodating for a growing transit system.”

Responses are due by June 20th.

A previous proposal from the state to construct a series of mini-hubs to replace the Kennedy Plaza center was voted down by community members.

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