RIPTA Ride Program changes for WednesdayPosted:
IN PREPARATION FOR WINTER STORM CONDITIONS, RIPTA TO SUSPEND ALL NON-MEDICAL RIDE PROGRAM SERVICES TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
TWO ROUTES ON DETOUR EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
In anticipation of severe winter storm conditions, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will suspend all RIde Program services except for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and vital medical trips on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. All RIde Program services will be reinstated on Thursday, January 23, 2014. RIPTA passengers should anticipate delays on all routes before and after the winter storm due to weather conditions. The RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) will be open tomorrow during their normal schedule from 6:00am to 8:00pm.
The following routes are on detour today, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 until further notice:
Service to Bay View Apartments suspended.
Service to the URI Bay Campus will turn around at the Visitors' Center; service will not loop around campus.
As the winter storm continues to move toward New England, RIPTA is working closely with emergency officials to prepare for possible service impacts caused by severe winter conditions. RIPTA's emergency preparedness plan focuses first on safety and second on attempting to accommodate as many passengers as possible traveling within Rhode Island.
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. In preparation for the storm, 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 more information on schedules or other RIPTA services, please call 781-9400 or visit ripta.com.