RIPTA Proposes Final Recommendations for Changes in Service
RIPTA has conducted a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) to maximize the impact and benefit of statewide transit funding by gaining better knowledge of where customers want to go and directing transit resources where they are needed most. This study is nearing conclusion after nearly twelve months of data collection, ridership surveys, route evaluations, two service scenarios, four Technical Advisory Meetings, ten Community Meetings and over 1500 recorded public comments. RIPTA greatly appreciates the active participation of our riders throughout this entire process, your thoughtful comments about how our system functions has been critical to the development of our final recommendations.
The recommended changes are cost neutral. However, before the RIPTA Board can vote on implementing these changes, public hearings must be held because of the significant service changes. Public hearings will be held in late May and early June at the following locations:
To learn more about these changes prior to the hearings please read our Overview of Final Recommendations. For route by route information, please review our Summary of Final Recommendations. Specific route details will be available shortly.
Please attend a scheduled Public Hearing or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments by Friday, June 7, 2013.
The Comprehensive Operational Analysis has involved a detailed evaluation of statewide transit needs and RIPTA’s existing network of routes. Please visit the COA Project Documents page to view the results and findings of previous technical work completed as part of the project.