The RIde program offers door to door pickup and drop-off services to about 15-hundred people per day.
The new cell phone application will allow passengers to track their bus, as it comes to pick them up. GPS data provides more specific estimated times of arrival. Passengers can also cancel trips via the app. In total some 12-thousand people rely on the transit authority’s RIde program.
RIPTA recently embarked on a campaign to improve it services… conducting surveys, hosting community meetings, to determine possible changes to bus routes and fares.
Providence police have concluded their investigation into a public bus accident that resulted in the death of a nine-year old girl. Investigators do not believe the accident was the result of operator error by the bus driver.
Sick of the myth of greedy union members? Here’s some fodder. Turns out that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is thanking members of the international bricklayers union for clearing snow from Providence streets along 40 high-use RIPTA bus stops.
According to a new release, leaders of Local 3 of the International Bricklayers and allied Craftsworkers Union worked with the Rhode Island AFL-CIO to put together the effort to help RIPTA and the public deal with bus stops and shelters that have been covered with ice and snow during this harsh winter.