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April Newsletter

May 15, 2020

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RIPTA Wins GrowSmart Award for Newport Transportation and Visitors Center Project

RIPTA recently participated in the 2018 Power of Place Summit hosted by GrowSmartRI. It was attended by public officials, community leaders, state agencies, businesses and people interested in smart planning for Rhode Island’s future. It was a great day to share ideas and talk about the vital role public transit plays in economic development, air quality mitigation, commuting convenience and much more.

We were thrilled to receive a GrowSmart award for our recent work using federal funds to repair and improve the exterior of the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center. To learn more about that project and the award, click here to watch a short video.

RATE RIPTA!

RIPTA wants to know how satisfied their customers are with their bus service. You’re invited to take the American Bus Benchmarking Group Customer Satisfaction Survey, available online from Monday April 9 – Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Each participant will be automatically entered to win a RIPTA prize pack which Includes, a 10 Ride Pass if he/she chooses to provide their contact information.

Click here to take the survey.

Federal Grant Will Boost Bus Tunnel Maintenance Project

A new $904,000 federal grant will allow RIPTA to move forward with design plans for both short and long-term repair and maintenance work on the historic East Side bus tunnel. The tunnel, which first opened to trolleys in 1914 and cuts beneath steep College Hill, is important to our system – with nearly 1,680 buses traveling through it weekly. The tunnel is structurally sound but needs interior work, including a new drainage system.

We recently had the opportunity to give U.S. Senator Jack Reed a partial tour of the tunnel and thank him for his commitment to finding federal funds for our state’s infrastructure priorities.

PROVIDENCE EARTH DAY SPRING CLEANING 2018

RIPTA is working with the City of Providence on cleaning up parks around the state of Rhode Island. On Saturday, April 28th, RIPTA will provide complimentary transportation to individuals who have signed up to volunteer and help clean up the parks.

For information on how you can participate in the Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning, click here.

SERVICE ALERT

WAMA MAKERS & MERCHANTS SIDEWALK SALE – SATURDAY, APRIL 28

RIPTA will detour Route 92 from 9am to 6pm to accommodate the Wickenden Area Merchants Association (WAMA) Makers & Merchants Sidewalk Sale.

Click here for details.

GET GORED FOR GOOD FESTIVAL – SUNDAY, APRIL 29

RIPTA will detour Routes 1, 3, 6, 17, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35, 60, 66, 78, 92, and the R-Line on Sunday, April 29 to accommodate the Get Gored for Good Festival Fundraiser.

Click here for details.

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