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RIPTA URGES PASSENGERS TO SIGN UP FOR SERVICE ALERTS AS SEVERE STORM APPROACHES

December 16, 2020

Service to Park and Ride Lots Suspended On Thursday, December 17, 2020

In anticipation of a severe winter storm impacting the state on Thursday, December 17, 2020,  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 due to the storm, Park and Ride Routes 8X, 9X, 10X, 12x, 59X, 61X, 65X and 95X will not be running tomorrowDecember 17, 2020.

Service information will be available at https://www.ripta.com/alerts, as well as RIPTA’s social media accounts (Facebook @RideRIPTA ,Twitter @RIPTA_RI) and on Transit app.  Passengers are encouraged to monitor news reports as well.

Due to the severity of the storm predictions, passengers are advised to be prepared for delays in service and the possibility of service being suspended if it becomes no longer safe to travel.  Passengers are asked to plan accordingly, and to please remember that safety is RIPTA’s top priority.

As the storm moves through New England tomorrow, RIPTA will be working closely with state emergency officials.  

RIde Paratransit Passengers:  If RIPTA finds it necessary to suspend service, all RIde trips will also be suspended.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR EMAIL ALERTS

RIPTA is pleased to offer service updates by route, so you can receive information that may impact you.  This service provides subscribers with information about detours, temporary service disruptions and service changes on the routes they ride.

To sign up for route-specific email alerts, visit  https://www.ripta.com/schedules/.  Click on the route you would like to receive alerts for and then click on “Receive Updates for This Schedule.”  Enter your email address in the form that pops up and then click “Subscribe.”

You will now receive service information regarding that bus route. 

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