The Transit 2020 Coalition is a direct result of the 2007 Growing Smart with Transit report, which promotes the development of a robust transit system for the Greater Providence Metropolitan Area and advocates for policy that supports transit-oriented development. The coalition proposes a transit system that provides easy links between modes, develops pedestrian and bike roots, as well as a unified fare system with high priority that would connect Providence with greater Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Northeastern public transportation systems.
Once a leader in agriculture, shipping, and industry, Providence suffered severe economic setbacks through the first half of the 20th century as a result of the Great Depression, devastating floods, and blizzards. From 1975 until 1982, $606 million of local and national community development funds were pumped into the restoration of downtown industrial complexes, marketplaces, and office space. In recent years the city experienced further economic stabilization benefitting from the technology boom from Boston, new construction of condos, high-rises, and the Providence Place Mall, as well as the uncovering of the city’s natural rivers, which led to the construction of pedestrian bridges and cobblestone river-walk ways.
New Albany threatened midway through the second quarter, driving to the Providence 25. On third-and-3, Hoke sacked Clark to make it fourth and seven, ending the Bulldog threat.