RIPTA temporarily moving bus stops out of Kennedy Plaza

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority said Monday that it will temporarily move all bus stops out of Kennedy Plaza beginning Saturday.

The bus stops have to move so the city of Providence can begin renovations of the plaza.

RIPTA said the renovations will reorganize the bus stops and make it easier for pedestrians to get to and from Kennedy Plaza. The work is expected to be done in the fall.

RIPTA said all routes will be slightly detoured to avoid entering Kennedy Plaza. Bus stops will be relocated to Exchange Terrace, Sabin Street, Exchange Street, Fountain Street and Steeple Street.

Park N' Ride service will be relocated from Exchange Terrace to Sabin Street, but will continue to pick up passengers at other downtown locations.

Peter Pan and Greyhound passengers will continue to load and unload at their current stop in front of the Kennedy Plaza Terminal, RIPTA said.

Ticketing and other passenger amenities will remain open inside the Kennedy Plaza Terminal during construction. RIPTA said customers should enter through the side door on the Fulton Street side, near City Hall.

For more information, call RIPTA at 401-781-9400 or visit You can also download a map of temporary bus stop locations.