The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is making some changes at Wickford Junction aimed at encouraging more commuters to use public transportation.
Public transit officials plan to open a new bus station next week and close a nearby park-and-ride lot. State officials said they hope to sell the parking lot property for about $2 million.
Instead of driving, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation hopes more commuters will use the bus to access the Wickford Junction station. Their plan calls for more buses to the train station, and commuters will be able to use monthly MBTA rail passes for RIPTA busses in addition to trains.