February 6, 2015

Press Releases

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that six routes are on detour this morning, Friday, February 6, 2015. Accumulated snow in some areas and unplowed snow on secondary roads, make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to travel safely. Routes 6, 27, 34, 49, 92 and 95X are currently on detour.. RIPTA will continue to restore service on those routes as conditions allow and will also advise riders of any other detours due to the storm. Passengers are encouraged to check for updates throughout the day. 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 around the clock to resume service.

The following routes are currently on detour:

Route 6 (CCRI):

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):
Trips will not service Hillcrest Village Apartments.

Route 34 (East Providence):
Inbound trips will not service the back of Evergreen Apartments.

Trips leaving Evergreen will continue on Evergreen Drive, turn right onto Warren Avenue, and then resume regular route.

Route 49 (Camp St/Miriam Hospital):
Trips will not service Miriam Hospital. Outbound trips from the East Side Tunnel will travel the regular route to Waterman Street, left onto Hope Street to regular route to North Main Street, left onto Smithfield Avenue, left onto Nashua Street, left onto Frost Street, right onto North Main Street, regular route to Hope Street, continue on Hope Street, right onto Angell Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 92 (RI College/ Federal Hill/East Side):
Westbound trips from Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to Eagle Street, right onto Eagle Street, left onto Valley Street, right onto Atwells Avenue, and then resume regular route.

Route 95X (Westerly):
Outbound buses from traveling from the Rhode Island Hospital area will not use Richmond Street after the Point Street intersection; trips will travel on Eddy Street, left onto Point Street, right onto East Franklin Street, right onto Broad Street to Lower Weybosset and then resume regular route. Service on this line is running at least 20 minutes late due to heavy traffic and the detour.

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; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.

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