The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that due to the effects of the winter storm, two 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, Thursday, February 20, 2014 until further notice:
Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.
Service on Brook and Thayer Streets suspended.
Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Waterman Street, left onto Hope Street, and then resume regular route.
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Hope and Thayer Streets, continue straight on Hope Street, right onto Angell Street, left onto Thayer Street, and then resume regular route.
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.