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RIPTA TO HOLD COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO DISCUSS RAPID BUS UPDATES

April 18, 2014

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will hold community meetings to update the public on the R-Line, RIPTA’s first Rapid Bus Transit line.  The R-Line, which will replace RIPTA Routes 11 (Broad St.) and 99 (North Main/Pawtucket) on June 21, 2014, is designed to serve people quickly and efficiently on a 7-mile route between Pawtucket and Providence.  RIPTA is holding these meetings in anticipation of the installation of bus shelters, signage and other amenities this spring as well as the realignment of bus stops along the route.

COMMUNITY MEETING SCHEDULE

Monday, April 28, 2014 • 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 12PM – 2PM

RIPTA Headquarters, 705 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Pawtucket Transit Center, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad Street, Providence, RI

Meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities.  RIPTA will provide interpreter services for the deaf and hearing impaired, provided such a request is made at least 48 hours prior to the hearing date.  A request for this service can be made in writing or by calling (401) 784-9500, x242.

For more information on the R-Line, passengers may visit http://www.ripta.com/r-line-or follow the R-Line on Twitter @RIPTA_RLine.  For information on RIPTA services, passengers may call 781-9400 or visit ripta.com.