Providence Core Connector Study Meeting



Providence Core Connector Study Meeting


Providence Core Connector Study Meeting
Monday, November 15th
6:30 – 8:00pm
Brown University’s MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Room 117 (“Starr Auditorium”)

CHNA has organized a meeting to discuss the Providence Core Connector Study.  This meeting has been scheduled on short notice to accommodate a vote in December that relates to the study.

The Providence Core Connector Study is examining the impacts, costs and benefits of improving transit within the central core of Providence.  Based on public input received at three community houses held in September, RIPTA and the City have identified specific goals for the project, as well as three potential transit routes that will be evaluated in more detail over the next two months.  At our meeting, RIPTA will be on hand to provide an update on the project and to solicit further public comment on the potential benefits and/or concerns related to the three potential routes.  A larger public forum will also be held in December to present the results of a detailed comparative evaluation on these routes.

We hope to have you join us to hear more about this project.  If you have any questions, please call 401.633.5230.  Please forward to all groups of interest.


  • Nov 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

    What projects are they working on? Anything about bikes? Or is it just more bus routes?

  • mattm
    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:25 pm


    This is pretty commonly referred to as the "Trolley Study", and is a Public Transit project run by RIPTA and the City to supplement/increase the PVD Downtown/South Side/East Side connectivity, especially the Hospital to Brown linkage. It is of interest for bicycle users as design choices made in the next few months could commit us to miserable hazards (more tracks in the streets), but it also offers an opportunity, if the road network is modified to get other accommodations included. I think the redesign of Kennedy Plaza is also a part of this, though that appears to be settled from what I've seen.