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UPDATED 3:30PM -RIPTA CONTINUES TO RESTORE SERVICE AS CONDITIONS ALLOW BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013

February 10, 2013

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Providence, Rhode Island, February 11, 2013 — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that bus service will be reinstated beginning with the first trip of the day on Monday, February 11, 2013.  However, heavily accumulated snow in some areas and unplowed snow on secondary roads, make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to travel safely.  As a result, twenty-one RIPTA bus routes will be on detour beginning with the first trip on Monday, February 11, 2013; those routes are listed below. RIPTA will continue to restore service on those routes as conditions allow. Passengers are encouraged to check www.RIPTA.com for updates throughout the day.  Riders should expect some delays on all routes due to post-storm conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops.

RIPTA has been working closely with emergency officials to determine when it is safe to resume service. 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 will be on detour beginning with the first trip of the day on Monday, February 11, 2013:

Route 6 (Prairie/R.W. Zoo): UPDATE

Trips will not service CCRI or Colony House. 

Inbound Trips and Outbound Trips will not deviate off of Prairie Avenue.

Route 14 (West Bay):

Trips will not service Essex Village and Heritage Village.

Route 18 (Union Ave):

Trips will not service Industrial Drive; trips will terminate at Dyer Avenue and Puritan Avenue.

Route 22 (Pontiac Ave):  

Outbound Trips will travel the regular route to Pontiac Avenue and Power Road, continue onto Pontiac Avenue, right onto Howard Avenue and then resume the regular route.

Inbound Trips will travel the regular route to Howard Avenue, left onto Howard Avenue, continue on Pontiac Road, and then resume regular route.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):

Trips will not service Sunset Avenue, Bourne Avenue and the Hillcrest Village Apartments.     

Route 28 (Broadway/Hartford):

Buses will not travel into Parenti Villa.  

Route 29 (Kent County): UPDATE

Rte. 2 and West Natick Road are closed.

Trips will travel from the RI Mall Exit via Rte. 113 to Rte. 5 to Warwick Mall.

Route 33 (Riverside): UPDATE

Trips will not service Harborview Manor.

Route 42 (Hope Street): UPDATE

Inbound trips will travel the regular route, right onto Olney Street, right onto North Main Street, first left back on to North Main Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 49 (Camp Street): UPDATE

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to North Main Street, left onto  North Main Street, and then continue traveling on North Main Street.

Route 57 (Smith Street through-city to Dyer / Pocasset): UPDATE

Trips will not service Georgiaville Manor.

Route 58 (Mineral Spring/North Providence):

Trips will not service Georgiaville Manor, Sunset Avenue and Bourne Avenue.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

Trips will not service Anthony House.

Route 63 (Broadway/Middletown Shopping):

Trips will not service West House and Oxbow Apartments.

Route 64 (Newport/URI):

Trips will not service Kingston Train Station.

NO SERVICE TO CCRI NEWPORT CAMPUS VIA GIRARD AVENUE ON WEST SIDE.

Second and Third Streets are closed.

Outbound Trips will travel the regular route to Gladys Carr Bolhouse Road  to America’s Cup Avenue to Farewell Street.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Trips will not service Kingston Train Station.

No service on Sand Hill Cove Road.

Route 67 (Bellevue/Mansions):

Buses will not service Touro Street between Thames Street and Kay Street.

Buses will not service Bellevue Avenue between Kay Street and Memorial Boulevard.

Trips will travel on America’s Cup Avenue to Memorial Boulevard.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Trips will not service Wilfred Manor and Coats Manor.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill/Newport Ave):

Buses will not travel into Rumford Towers.

Route 87 (Fairmount/Walnut Hill):

Trips will not service Fairmount Street, Elm Street, and Morin Heights.

Route 92 (Federal Hill/East Side ):

Buses will not service Federal Hill House.

KENNEDY PLAZA

The Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center, including the Ticket Windows, will reopen on Monday, February 11, 2013.

FLEX SERVICE

Flex Service will resume on Monday, February 11, 2013. The Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) will reopen on Monday morning.

RIDE PROGRAM

RIPTA will resume all RIde Program Services on Monday, February 11th.   The RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) will reopen on Monday morning.

PARK N’ RIDE SERVICE

All Park-n-Rides lots will be serviced beginning Monday, February 11, 2013. 

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com 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 http://www.ripta.com/detours-news; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.  Customers are advised to use extra caution at bus stops, as conditions may slippery.

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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