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RIPTA to Detour Five Due to Winter Storm on March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that several routes are on detour today, Monday, March 4, 2019 due to winter weather conditions. Routes 6, 14, 18, 27 and 64 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 6 (Prairie/Roger Williams Park Zoo):

Service to CCRI suspended. Trips will stay on Prairie Avenue.

Route 14 (West Bay):

Service to the Park-n-Ride lot at Rte. 1A and 138 suspended.

Route 18 (Union Avenue):

Trips will not service Union Avenue after Webster Avenue. Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Union and Webster Avenues, left onto Webster Avenue, right onto Cranston Street, right onto Dyer Avenue, circle the island and then resume regular route. Reverse on Inbound.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):

Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.

Route 64 (Newport/URI Kingston):

Service to the Park-n-Ride lot at Rte. 1A and 138 suspended.

Service to CCRI suspended.

Service to URI Bay Campus suspended.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Girard Avenue, right onto Maple Avenue, left onto Connell Highway and then resume regular route.

Trips will not service Bridgetown Road. Outbound trips will travel on Rte. 138 West to Rte. 1 South, right onto Rte. 138 and then resume regular route. Reverse on Inbound.

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 https://www.ripta.com/service-alerts under “Stay Informed.” RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.

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