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Transportation Choices

Goal
Lead the charge for a sustainably funded state and regional transportation system that provides all residents, visitors, and businesses with user-friendly transportation options

Desired results to be achieved in 5 years

  • Passage of legislation providing multiyear funding sustainability for RIPTA as well as for road repair and bridge maintenance. Ensure that RIPTA’s funding levels are sufficient to meet the growing demand for transit service consistent with RIPTA’s Five-Year Strategic Plan.
  • Introduction of two new multimodal transit hubs in Providence to improve rider experience, support job growth, attract new riders, better integrate transit with commuter rail, and support revitalization of Kennedy Plaza as an economically vibrant public square.
  • State government adoption of more aggressive transit benefits and options for 14,500 state employees.
  • RIDOT and municipalities include elements of “complete streets” design in road repair and reconstruction projects, improving mobility and safety for all users.
  • State achieves incremental milestones advancing the key passenger and freight rail goals outlined in the recently enacted State Rail Plan.
  • Federal legislation is passed that supports clean, efficient transportation choices.
  • Advance an economically catalytic Providence Streetcar project from drawing board to successful implementation.