UPDATE ON RHODE ISLAND'S TRANSIT MASTER PLAN

Please join us for a presentation and discussion of progress to date on development of the state's first multimodal Master Transit Plan, or "Transit Forward RI" on Monday, April 8, 4:30 pm at the RI Foundation

 

The Project Team, including representatives from RIPTA, RIDOT, the Office of Statewide Planning, and project consultants, will share their research and ideas with us, and we in turn can provide them with valuable feedback as they continue to envision how our passenger transportation network should look and operate in the future.  

 

The Transit Master Plan (TMP) is being developed by the Division of Statewide Planning, RIPTA, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation alongside the Bicycle Mobility Plan and Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  The TMP will: 

· Develop a transit vision for Rhode Island over the next two decades

· Identify the specific improvements needed to achieve the vision

· Identify potential new sources of funding for the improvements

· Identify governance changes that could help move the plan forward and improve service delivery

We are inviting Rhode Island's transit and environment organizations to join us for this workshop on Monday, April 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 at the RI Foundation, One Union Station, Providence.

March RIARP Meeting

We  have reserved the room at the North Providence Union Free Library at 1810 Mineral Spring Avenue (between Douglas and Smithfield Road) on Monday, March 25. We will start the meeting at 6:15 PM.  Several of us will be having supper earlier at 5:00 PM at The Fire Wood Oven Pizza & Bar at 1874 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence which is also just called “The Fire”. Anyone who wishes to join us is more than welcome. 

 

Agenda

1. Amtrak  and other Federal Appropriations 

2. Other Amtrak News.

3. Report on the Mini-Day on the Hill meeting with some new members of Congress

4. Grow Smart  RI Paper: Rhode Island Rapid Transit: A Strategy for Economic Growth

5. MBTA Fares

6. Preview of the NARP New England Membership Meeting.