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RIPTA URGES PASSENGERS TO SIGN UP FOR SERVICE ALERTS AS LONG-DURATION STORM IMPACTS AREA

February 18, 2021

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Five Routes Currently on Detour on February 18, 2021

As a long-duration winter storm impacts the area today and tomorrow, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)  is urging passengers to prepare for possible delays and detours by signing up for email alerts at https://www.ripta.com.  RIPTA also announced that as of late afternoon on Thursday, February 18, 2021, five routes are on detour.  Routes 14, 60, 63, 64, and 67 are 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 following routes are on detour:

Route 14 (West Bay):

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

Route 60 (Providence/Newport): 

Service to Bay View Apartments suspended.

Route 63 (Broadway/Middletown Shops):

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Hillside Avenue and Beacon Street, right onto Beacon Street, left onto West Main Road, left onto Maple Avenue and then resume regular route. Reverse on Inbound.

Route 64 (Newport/URI Kingston):

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

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

Service to URI Bay Campus suspended.  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.

Route 67 (Bellevue/Salve Regina Univ.):

Service to Touro Street suspended; trips will use America’s Cup Avenue instead.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA’s social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA, Twitter @RIPTA_RI) and Transit app for service advisory updates.  RIPTA  also urges passengers to sign up for email alerts for the routes they use by visiting https://www.ripta.com/schedules/.  They can click on the route they would like to receive alerts for, and then click on “Receive Updates for This Schedule,” provide their email, and then click “Subscribe.”

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