The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is advising passengers to expect delays and detours on most routes due to traffic, downed trees and closed roads in the wake of a severe summer storm.
There is no power or phone service at RIPTA headquarters at 705 Elmwood Ave., but all RIde paratransit vans were dispatched to pick up passengers who made appointments yesterday for today, Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Delays are also expected for RIde passengers. RIde is the paratransit service for passengers with disabilities.
Until power is restored to RIPTA headquarters, RIde passengers will not be able to call in to make appointments for Wednesday. RIPTA will notify the media as soon as its phones are operational. Also, RIPTA willl post updates to its website and social media when power is restored.