COA Project Update
To ensure that Rhode Island’s transit services reflect the changes that have been occurring throughout the state, RIPTA has conducted a comprehensive evaluation of its services. This Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) assessed the demand for transit service throughout the state.
As a result of the COA, proposed changes have been identified for each route. These changes are designed to work within RIPTA’s existing budget and to direct transit resources where they would be most effective.
RIPTA held public hearings on proposed service changes in all five Rhode Island counties on May 29th, May 30th, June 3rd, June 4th, June 5th, and June 6, 2013. Riders and non-riders had the opportunity to review the proposed changes and provide public comment. With little opposition from the public, RIPTA’s Board of Directors approved the COA recommendations on June 17, 2013.
RIPTA is excited to announce that we will begin implementing these improvements over the next two years beginning this fall. This is a cost-neutral project; the recommended changes are designed to work within RIPTA’s existing budget. In some instances, we had to slightly modify the original proposed recommendations in order to remain within our budget meanwhile directing transit resources where they would be most effective.
Updated schedules will be posted here as they are finalized. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter – we’ll notify you electronically of any changes.