RIPTA to Provide Free Shuttle for Pedestrians During Closure of Park Avenue Railroad Bridge

April 30, 2021

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Shuttle Will Run Every 30 Minutes, Seven Days a Week

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)  announced today that it will be providing a shuttle to accommodate pedestrians who will not have access to the Park Avenue Railroad Bridge during upcoming bridge replacement work.  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced this week that the bridge will be closed to auto and pedestrian traffic beginning May 15, 2021 as it works to replace the old, structurally deficient bridge. The project is expected to last about four months.

RIDOT has arranged for RIPTA to provide the shuttle, which will be free of charge to the public. The shuttle will allow people walking on Park Avenue to connect from Doric Avenue on the west side of the bridge to Elmwood Avenue on the east side of the bridge.  The shuttle will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.  It will operate with 30-minute frequency and will serve two bus stops:   One stop will be located on the west side of Doric Avenue at the corner of Park Avenue and the other stop will be on Park Avenue on the south side of the street at the corner of Elmwood Avenue. The two shuttle stops will be marked with special blue and white signs

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