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DUE TO WINTER STORM EFFECTS, RIPTA TO DETOUR SIX ROUTES ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 – UPDATED 4:30PM

January 22, 2014

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that due to the effects of the winter storm, six bus routes will be on detour starting today until further notice.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 on detour today, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 until further notice:

URI Hill Climber: UPDATED
All service cancelled.

Route 27: UPDATED
Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.

Route 49: UPDATED
Service to Miriam Hospital suspended.


Inbound trips will serve the regularly scheduled time points at the intersection of Camp and Pleasant Streets.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Camp Street and Rochambeau Avenue, right onto Rochambeau Avenue, right onto Ivy Street, right onto Dana Street, left onto Camp Street, and then resume regular route to Inbound.

Route 52: UPDATE
Service to Metcalf Court suspended.

Route 56: UPDATED
Service to Stop & Shop reinstated.

Route 58:
Service to Esmond Village suspended.

Route 64:
Service to Bay Campus will turn around at the Visitors Center; service will not loop around campus


RIde Program

All RIde Program services, except for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and vital medical trips, have been suspended tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22, 2014. All RIde Program services will be reinstated on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) will be open tomorrow during their normal schedule from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

RIPTA’s emergency preparedness plan focuses first on safety and second on attempting to accommodate as many passengers as possible traveling within Rhode Island. Throughout the winter storm, RIPTA passengers should anticipate delays on all routes due to the inclement weather. 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.

For information on RIPTA services, call 781-9400 or visit ripta.com.