Topic: Transportation

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 Comments are Disabled

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 1 comment

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 2 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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

The coverage area for Brown University shuttle’s OnCall pick up service remains the same as before the expansion was put into place Wednesday.

University News

BUS OnCall expands service in light of campus crime

October 10, 2013 Comments are Disabled

A committee may recommend permanently expanding the service if the semester-long pilot is successful.


Providence looks to redevelop Kennedy Plaza

April 25, 2013 1 comment

Reduced bus traffic will open up space for an additional park area and marketplace.

Providence train station to receive facelift


Providence train station to receive facelift

April 23, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The Amtrak construction project aims to alleviate congestion and improve downtown transportation

Though most transit organizations conduct reviews every decade, this is the first analysis RIPTA has conducted. The resulting proposals aim to shift resources for more efficient transport, not to cut costs or expand services.


RIPTA proposes major route changes

March 12, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The plans, which would be cost-neutral, look to merge bus lines and stops to increase efficiency.