Topic: Transportation

University community usage of RIPTA declines

Metro, News

University community usage of RIPTA declines

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The University is entering its tenth year as a participant in the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s UPass program. Since the program came to Brown in 2008, students, staff and faculty alike have had free use of RIPTA buses on any route in Rhode Island with a simple swipe of their University ID.

Editorial: JUMP bikes are a giant leap for Providence

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: JUMP bikes are a giant leap for Providence

October 1, 2018 0 comments

In early September, JUMP — the dockless bike-share program owned by Uber — launched in Providence, giving College Hill and other neighborhoods around the city a colorful makeover with its bright red bicycles.

Friedman ’19: JUMP bikes are a boon for public transport — for some

Columns, Opinions

Friedman ’19: JUMP bikes are a boon for public transport — for some

September 28, 2018 0 comments

On Monday night, I test drove a JUMP bike on a journey from Wayland Square’s Starbucks to the Rockefeller Library. The bike shattered my expectations, especially after the electric pedal-assist kicked in and made the hill up Angell Street seem like an airport runway.

A University internal task force communicated with the City about the new bike share program and suggested campus locations for bike hubs. As of Sept. 15, there were 400 JUMP Bikes in Providence.

Metro, News

Bike share program comes to Providence

September 19, 2018 0 comments

As classes kicked off this semester, so did JUMP Electric Bikes — a new bike-share program that brings hundreds of red dockless bikes to Providence.

The creation of a new “conmnector” route follows a longer course than the express version, encircling campus before heading downtown to the Jewelry District, Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School.

News, University News

University adds shuttle routes to accommodate new Jewelry District offices

September 24, 2017 0 comments

Fans of the University’s trusty shuttle routes may have noticed that their options have multiplied this semester.


RIPTA holds community meeting to discuss new bus routes

September 11, 2017 0 comments

The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority hosted an open house to get public input as it plans its future bus routes.

Luigi Dibiasio, Jackie Wilson and Supervisor O are among 40 shuttle drivers that bus students around campus late at night. A long-time driver, Dibiasio takes the extra early-morning shift out of a fatherly sense of duty.

Arts & Culture, Features

Evening shuttle drivers share diverse stories, care for students

April 28, 2016 0 comments

It was 12:30 a.m. when the red and white University van pulled up to the curb to meet two eager students.

Rhode Island is ranked last out of all 50 states in bridge conditions. According to Gov. Raimondo’s Rhode Works proposal, 22 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient.


State reps, governor disagree on DOT

October 15, 2015 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s RhodeWorks proposal has once again come to the forefront of Statehouse political debates.

Following a $2.4 million investment and five months of construction, Kennedy Plaza renovation work will come to a close at the end of December. Rerouted bus lines and service disruptions prompted complaints from RIPTA riders, but the new design aims to combat former congestion problems.


Kennedy Plaza renovations aim to reduce congestion

December 2, 2014 0 comments

After almost five months of construction, the redesign of Kennedy Plaza is coming to a close.

Brown’s presence downtown — anchored around spaces like the Alpert Medical School — will grow under the University’s strategic plan.

University News

Investing in city, U. to expand downtown

November 6, 2013 2 comments
This article is part of the series Launching a Legacy?

Stakeholders hope to see the area revamped, but concern about campus unity remains.