Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | January 31, 2011

RIPTA Forced to Re-Route Buses

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has asked us to pass along information about route changes as a result of the heavily accumulated snow from past snowstorms.  According to a RIPTA “massive mounds of snow piles – coupled with cars blocking the roadway – the streets have narrowed in many areas making it extremely difficult for RIPTA buses to travel safely through.”

Five bus routes will be on detour starting today until further notice.  Due to massive mounds of snow piles – coupled with cars blocking the roadway – the streets have narrowed in many areas making it extremely difficult for RIPTA buses to travel safely through.
The following routes are on detour until further notice:
Route 6 (Prairie Avenue):
Outbound and Inbound trips will travel via Prairie Avenue.

Service to the main entrance of CCRI has been suspended.

Route 42 (Hope Street):
Inbound and Outbound trips will travel via Hope Street, right onto Angell Street and then resume regular route. Buses will not travel on Thayer Street.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Ave.):
Service to the Providence VA Medical Center has been suspended.

Route 64 (Newport/URI):
Outbound and Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Coddington Highway and Girard Avenue, right onto Girard Avenue, right onto Maple Avenue, left onto Connoll Highway and then resume regular route.

Route 64 will not service CCRI Newport via John Chaffee Boulevard.
Route 92 (Green Line Trolley):
Outbound and Inbound trips will travel via Hope Street to Wickenden Street.
The trolley will not serve Brook Street.

RIPTA customers should visit RIPTA’s website, www.ripta.com, for updated service status updates and travel advisories.  Customers are advised to use extra caution at bus stops, as conditions may be icy and slippery.

For information on RIPTA services, call 781-9400 or visit ripta.com.

 


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