"Three major criticisms of the Capital Center have emerged as a result of public hearings being held on this proposed development for downtown Providence. These criticisms are focused on: 1. relocation of the new railway station 1,200 feet north of the present Union Station; 2. elimination of the connection for a through East Bay-West Bay rail service; and 3. construction of a boulevard that would parallel the present railroad tracks. All of these criticisms have merit."
Smolski, Chester, "City's Capital Center Plan too Vital to be Sidetracked" (1981). Smolski Texts. 102.