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February 3, 2014

Press Releases

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that due to the effects of the winter storm, four bus routes will be on detour starting today until further notice. RIPTA passengers should anticipate delays on all routes before and after the winter storm due to weather conditions. The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA’s top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public’s understanding as we work around the clock to resume service.

The following routes are on detour today, Monday, February 3, 2014 until further notice:

Route 14:
Buses will not travel into the Park-N-Ride lot at 1A and 138; passengers will be dropped off and picked up at the bus shelter.

Route 27:
Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.

Route 58:
Service to Georgiaville Manor suspended. Trips will terminate at St. Michael’s Way.

Route 64:
URI Bay Campus service will travel to the upper lot only.

RIPTA’s emergency preparedness plan focuses first on safety and second on attempting to accommodate as many passengers as possible traveling within Rhode Island. Throughout the winter storm, RIPTA passengers should anticipate delays on all routes due to the inclement weather.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA’s social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA ,Twitter @RIPTA_RI) for service advisory updates. RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for electronic News Updates at http://www.ripta.com/detours-news; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list. Customers are advised to use extra caution at bus stops, as conditions may slippery.

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

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