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RIPTA TO DETOUR EIGHTEEN ROUTES DUE TO WINTER STORM GRAYSON ON JANUARY 4, 2018

January 4, 2018

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that eigthteen routes are on detour today, Thursday, January 4, 2018 due to winter weather conditions. Routes 1, 13, 14, 21, 27, 29, 34, 35, 54, 55, 56, 62, 63, 64, 66, 71, 87 and 92 are currently 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. Service to Park N’ Ride Lots has been suspended; passengers will be dropped off and picked up on the road.

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 hard to maintain service during this storm.

The following routes are on detour:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

Service to Market Basket suspended. Northbound buses will travel the regular route to Cottage Street, right onto Newport Avenue, right onto Benefit Street, right onto Newport Avenue and then resume regular route.

Route 13 (Coventry/Arctic/Warwick Mall)

Service is currently suspended. All trips will terminate at Warwick Mall; buses will remain there until further notice.

Route 14 (West Bay):

Service to Park N’ Ride lots suspended. Buses will pick up and drop off passengers on the road.

Route 21 (Reservoir/Garden City/CCRI):

Service to CCRI suspended. Trips will terminate at RI Mall.

All trips will stay on Reservoir Avenue to New London Avenue to regular route (terminating at RI Mall); no service to Midway Road or Sockanossett Cross Road.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):

Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.

Route 29 (Cowesset/Kent County):

Service is currently suspended. All trips will terminate at Warwick Mall; buses will remain there until further notice.

Route 34 (East Providence/Seekonk Square)

Service to Seekonk Square suspended. Trips will terminate at Evergreen Apartments.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Commerical Way, right onto Waterman Avenue, left onto Pawtucket Avenue, left onto Warren Avenue, and then right onto Evergreen. Reverse on the Inbound.

Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.)

Service to Market Basket suspended. Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Newport Avenue, left onto Cottage Street, left onto Benefit Street, right onto Newport Avenue and then resume regular route.

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket):

Service to Lincoln Mall suspended.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College):

Service to Fatima Hospital suspended. Trips will terminate at Shaw’s.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Trips will not service the Providence VA Medical Center due to snow removal. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Chalkstone Avenue.

Trips will terminate at Sisson Street.

Route 62 (URI/Providence Station):

Service to CCRI suspended.

Route 63 (Broadway/Middletown):

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 the Inbound.

Route 64 (Newport/URI Kingston):

No service to Bridgetown Road and Boston Neck Road. Outbound trips will travel regular route to Rte. 138, stay on Rte. 138, left onto Rte. 1 South and then resume regular route. Reverse on Inbound. Service into Park N’ Ride lots suspended. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on the road.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Service to CCRI suspended.

Route 71 (Broad St./Pawtucket Ave.):

Service to Job Lot and Mary Street suspended. Trips will terminate at the former Ocean State Job Lot on Pawtucket Avenue.

Route 87 (Fairmount/Walnut Hill):

Service to Morin Heights suspended. All trips will stay on Cass Avenue to Mendon Road.

Service to Fairmount suspended.

Route 92 (RI College/Federal Hill/East Side):

Service to Rhode Island College suspended. No service to Atwells Avenue after Valley Street. Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Atwells Avenue, right into the PriceRite parking lot (buses will terminate in the PriceRite parking lot). Inbound trips will exit PriceRite parking lot via a left onto Valley Street, left onto Atwells Avenue and then resume regular route.

Photo ID Road Trip Cancelled

The road trip scheduled for Friday January 5, 2018 at the Leon Mathieu Center in Pawtucket has been cancelled due to winter weather forecast. Click here to view the community site 2018 schedule for the Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program for Seniors and People with Disabilities.

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 https://www.ripta.com/service-alerts; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.