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RIPTA detours 13 routes Wednesday due to snow

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DUE TO WINTER STORM EFFECTS, RIPTA TO DETOUR THIRTEEN ROUTES ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014

Non-vital RIde Program Trips Cancelled


The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that due to the effects of the winter storm, thirteen bus routes will be on detour starting today until further notice. RIPTA passengers should anticipate delays on all routes before and after the winter storm due to weather conditions. 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, February 5, 2014 until further notice:

URI Hill Climber:
All service cancelled.

Route 3:
Service to Public Street suspended; vehicles to remain on Allens Avenue.

Route 14: UPDATED
Regular service reinstated.

Route 18:
Service to Union Avenue Hill suspended.
Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Union Avenue and Webster Street, left onto Webster Street, right onto Cranston Street, right onto Puritan Street.
Inbound trips will travel the reverse.

Route 21:
Service to Chapel View suspended.
Service to CCRI campus suspended.
Outbound trips will travel the regular route, left onto Sockanosset Road, right onto Pontiac Avenue, right onto Howard Street.
Inbound trips will travel the reverse.

Route 27:

Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.

Route 29: UPDATED
Regular service reinstated.

Route 49:
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:
Service to Metcalf Court suspended.

Route 55:
Service to Fatima Hospital suspended; service will terminate at Shaw's Plaza.
Service to River Avenue, Eaton Street and Huxley Avenue suspended; all inbound and outbound trips will continue straight onto Admiral Street.

Route 56:
Service to Stop & Shop suspended.

Route 58:
Service to Georgiaville Manor suspended; inbound trips will travel the regular route, left onto St. Michael's Way, left onto Rte. 104/Farnum Pike, and then resume regular route.

Route 64: 

Service to URI Bay Campus will turn around at the Visitors Center; service will not loop around campus.

Route 65: UPDATED
Service to the Tower Hill Park-N-Ride reinstated.

Route 66: UPDATED
Service to CCRI Campus reinstated.

Route 78:

Service to Rumford Towers suspended.

Route 87:
Service to Morin Heights suspended.
Service to Fairmount suspended.

RIde Program
All RIde Program services, except for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and vital medical trips (ex. Dialysis, chemotherapty), have been suspended today, Wednesday, February 5, 2014. All RIde Program services will be reinstated on Thursday, February 6, 2014. The RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) will be open today during their normal schedule from 6:00am to 7:00pm.

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.

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

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