The City of Pawtucket, in partnership with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), has engaged McMahon to develop design plans and provide construction services for the construction of four new bus “super-stops” along the Exchange Street transit corridor. The design will build upon a prior planning study that identified bus routing changes, bus stop and layover locations and potential stop amenities, which was prepared in response to the closure of the existing Pawtucket Transit Center in 2017.
Bus stops will be improved to meet ADA and RIPTA’s bus operations requirements, and will include customer amenities, including shelters, real-time displays, wayfinding signage and streetscaping. In addition, sidewalk improvements, bus stop pavement markings and reinforced bus pads will be included in the design. Adjacent intersections will be enhanced to include pedestrian crossing bump outs, and ADA compliant curb ramps and sidewalk connections between the intersection and each “super-stop”. Community meetings will be hosted to engage the transit riders, abutters and other stakeholders, and gather feedback on proposed improvements.