RIPTA to Detour Eight Routes Due to Winter Storm Maya on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that eight routes are on detour today Tuesday, February 12, 2019 due to winter weather conditions. Routes 21, 29, 55, 56, 60, 62, 66 and 71 are currently on detour. Riders may expect some delays on all routes due to weather conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery 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 hard to maintain service during this storm.

The following routes are on detour:

Route 21 (Reservoir/Garden City):

Service to CCRI suspended. Service will terminate at the Warwick Mall.

Route 29 (Cowesset/Kent County ):

Service to CCRI suspended. Westbound trips will travel the regular route to Toll Gate Road, continue on Toll Gate Road, turn right onto Rte. 2 to the Rhode Island Mall, and then resume regular route. Reverse on Eastbound.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College):

Service to Providence College suspended; buses will terminate at Shaw’s Plaza.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Trips will terminate at the Chalkstone Avenue and Sisson Street.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

Service to Bay View Apartments suspended.

Route 62 (URI/Providence Station):

Service to CCRI suspended.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Service to CCRI suspended. Trips will stay on I-95.

Route 71 (Broad St./Pawtucket Ave.):

Service to Ocean State Job Lot suspended; trips will terminate on Pawtucket Avenue at the former Job Lot.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check 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 under “Stay Informed.” RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.

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