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RIPTA TO DETOUR ROUTE 14 (WEST BAY) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY

October 30, 2012

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) willdetour Route 14 (West Bay) and Route 66 (URI/Galilee) Inbound trips until further notice due to post-hurricane conditions.   Route 66 (URI/Galilee) Outbound trips are no longer on detour.  All RIPTA bus lines are to expect minor delays as hurricane cleanup continues.

The following routes will detour until further notice:

Route 14 (West Bay)

Inbound trips will depart Salt Pond Plaza, left onto Point Judith Road to Narragansett rotary, take on ramp to Route 1 North, right onto Bridgetown Road, left onto Route 1A north, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Route 1A and Bridgetown Road, right onto Bridgetown Road, left onto Route 1 South, right exit onto Kingstown Road, left onto Kingstown Road, bear right at the rotary onto Point Judith Road, and then travel on Point Judith Road to Salt Pond Plaza.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee)– UPDATED

Inbound trips will begin service at the intersection of Great Island Road and Galilee Escape Road and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

FLEX SERVICE

Flex Service will resume with the exception of Route 203 (Narragansett Flex), Route 204 (Westerly Flex), and Route 210 (Kingston Flex).  Flex in those areas will be suspended all day Tuesday, resuming service on Wednesday, October 31st. The Flex Service reservation line

(1-877-906-FLEX) will be staffed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

RIDE PROGRAM

Except for vital medical trips, the RIde Program will suspend services on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  The RIde Program will resume all service on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) will be staffed on Tuesday, October 30th.

COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE – UPDATED

All Commuter Rail Lines have resumed regularly scheduled service with some residual delays. Customers are encouraged to check MBTA.com for updated service information.

Passengers should continue to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA’s social media outlets for service advisory updates.  Passengers can sign up for electronic News Updates at http://www.ripta.com/detours-news; RIPTA will provide e-mail notices to passengers on this distribution list, so they can be alerted once service resumes. 

RIPTA customers can visit RIPTA’s website, www.ripta.com, or social media accounts (Facebook @RideRIPTA ,Twitter @RIPTA_RI), for updated service status updates and travel advisories.  As soon as conditions allow, RIPTA will resume normal service on these routes.

RIPTA, the State’s Mobility Manager, operates over 3,000 daily bus trips on over 50 bus routes throughout the state.   Last year, we provided 20 million rides.  RIPTA also offers passenger van “Flex” services in areas not served by fixed-route bus service.  For more information on schedules or other RIPTA services, please call 781-9400 or visit ripta.com.

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