ALN forum – RIPTA/City proposal Newport Gateway Visitor’s Center Oct. 15th 6:30pm

DATE: Thursday, October 15
TIME: 6:30-8PM
LOCATION: Newport Gateway Visitor’s Center | 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840
WHAT: The Alliance for a Livable Newport is hosting a public forum to review and provide feedback on the RIPTA/City proposal for repairs and resiliency improvement to the exterior of the Newport Gateway and Visitors’ Center. Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to planning@ripta.com 
Gateway October 2015 web
Speakers:
* Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, Mayor, City of Newport
* Evan Smith - Discover Newport CEO
* Lillian Shuey Picchione - RIPTA, Director of Capital Development

General Project Goals:
* Restore overhead passenger protection
* Reduce surface runoff from the site in order to minimize the impact on Newport’s sewer system and also to mitigate flooding in future storms
* Bring the facility up to industry standards for an intermodal hub  –  including improvements in lighting, signage and other features that will make it easier for the public to make their transit connections
* Respect the facility’s importance to the State’s tourism industry and its local impact by giving special attention to design and aesthetics

Project information available can be found here:  www.ripta.com/newport-gateway-center (http://www.ripta.com/newport-gateway-center )  Background - General Project Goals - Funding - Progress to Date