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RIPTA’s WINTER Service Changes to Take Effect SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016

January 14, 2016

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement winter service changes effective January 16, 2016.   RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use.  

2016 Winter Service Changes

These annual changes are minor and include route restructuring, as well as rescheduling for better on-time performance.  For many routes, only a slight trip time changes are occurring.  Some other service changes include trip reductions due to low or no ridership and frequency increases in response to heavy ridership.  Routes 12X (Arctic Express), 65X (Wakefield Express), and 95X (Westerly Express) have been restructured to stop on Memorial Blvd. for those passengers commuting to employers near Waterplace Park and Providence Station.

Passengers are strongly encouraged to check new schedules for how service changes may affect them.  They may also pick up the leaflet entitled Winter Service Changes Effective January 16, 2016 that is available at Kennedy Plaza; the leaflet is also viewable online.

The following routes will be affected by the winter service changes:

R-Line Broad/North Main

1 Eddy/Hope/Benefit

12X Arctic/Rte. 117

13 Coventry/Arctic/Warwick Mall

14 West Bay

17 Dyer/Pocasset

18 Union Ave.

19 Plainfield/Westminster

20 Elmwood/Airport

21 Reservoir/Garden City/CCRI

22 Pontiac Ave.

27 Broadway/Manton

28 Broadway/Hartford

30 Arlington/Oaklawn

31 Cranston St.

32 East Providence/Wampanoag

33 Riverside

34 East Providence

40 Butler/Elmgrove

50 Douglas Ave.

51 Charles St.

55 Admiral/Providence College

56 Chalkstone Ave.

57 Smith Street

65X Wakefield Express

66 URI/Galilee

72 Weeden/Central Falls

76 Central Avenue

80 Armistice Blvd.

92 RI College/Federal Hill/East Side

95X Westerly Express