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.
The following routes will have changes implemented on August 24, 2013; details to follow shortly:
- 3 Warwick Avenue
- 13 Coventry / Arctic / Warwick Mall
- 17 Dyer/Pocasset
- 18 Union Avenue
- 21 Reservoir / Garden City
- 26 Atwells / RI College
- 27 Broadway / Manton
- 30 Arlington / Oaklawn
- 31 Cranston Street
- 32 East Providence / Wampanoag
- 33 Riverside
- 34 East Providence
- 40 Butler / Elmgrove
- 49 Camp St.
- 53 Smithfield Avenue
- 55 Admiral / Providence College
- 56 Chalkstone Avenue
- 57 Smith Street
- 71 Broad Street
- 73 Mineral Spring / Twin River / CCRI
- 76 Central Avenue
- 80 Armistice Blvd.
- 90S North Scituate Park-n-Ride
- 90W Westerly Park-n-Ride
- 92 Rhode Island College / Federal Hill / East Side
The following routes will have changes implemented on January 18, 2014; details to follow shortly:
1 Eddy St.
11 Broad Street
12X Arctic/Rte.117 Park-n-Ride Express
13 Coventry/Arctic/Warwick Mall
18 Union Ave
20 Elmwood Ave./T.F. Green Airport
21 Reservoir/Garden City
22 Pontiac Avenue
32 East Providence/Wampanoag
34 East Providence
51 Charles St./Twin River/CCRI
56 Chalkstone Avenue
57 Smith Street
58 Mineral Spring/North Providence
59X North Smithfield/Lincoln Express
72 Weeden/Central Falls
79 Columbus Avenue
90A Arctic/117 Park-n-Ride
90C Chimney Hill Park-n-Ride
92 Rhode Island College/Federal Hill/East Side
95X Westerly Express