About the Plan

Transit Master Plan

The Transit Master Plan will envision how our passenger transportation network should look and operate in the future. In Rhode Island, our passenger transportation network currently includes bus, rail and water transportation services. The Transit Master Plan will envision how this network should be enhanced and further developed to best meet the travel needs of the state's residents, workers and visitors. To develop this plan, we will use data, public input, stakeholder feedback and more. Both short-term and long-term projects will be proposed, as well as an implementation strategy identifying potential partnerships, policies and needed investments.

Plan Goals:

  • 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
Local bus with bicylist using bus's front rack bike transport storage.

Schedule

Transit Master Plan Schedule

Summer 2018

Data Collection

Overview of System

Market Analysis

Fall 2018

State of the System

Vision/Goals

Evaluation Framework

Issues/Opportunities

Ideas for Strategies

Winter 2019

Proposed Strategies/Scenarios

Funding & Governance Alternatives

Spring 2019

Draft Recommendations

Summer 2019

Recommendations

Fall 2019

Final Plan Adoption and Implementation

Project Team

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority logo

Sarah Ingle - Project Manager

Greg Nordin - Director of Planning

Amy Pettine - General Manager, Strategic Advancement

R.I. Department of Transportation logo

Steve Devine - Administrator of the Office of Transit

Andy Koziol - Assistant Chief of Planning

Randy Fixman - Supervising Planner

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Meredith Brady - Associate Director

Drew Pflaumer - Principal Planner

Michael D'Alessandro - Principal Planner

Ben Jacobs - Principal Research Technician

Commuter rail trains, people and station platform.