RIPTA http://ripr.org en RIPTA Passengers Adjust To Relocated Bus Stops http://ripr.org/post/ripta-passengers-adjust-relocated-bus-stops <p></p><p>Passengers on The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's buses are doing their best to adjust to recent relocations of bus stops from Kennedy Plaza to other nearby locations. The relocations went into effect Saturday, July 12th. They are expected to last through the rest of the summer while the renovations are completed. RIPTA says the City of Providence is trying to increase the efficiency of the bus stops and pedestrian walkways while building a large civic space in the plaza.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:46:01 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 36699 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Passengers Adjust To Relocated Bus Stops Kennedy Plaza Bus Stops Relocated For Summer http://ripr.org/post/kennedy-plaza-bus-stops-relocated-summer <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is relocating bus stops in Kennedy Plaza to nearby locations while the plaza is being renovated. With many buses traveling in and out, Kennedy Plaza is currently the hub of bus transportation in the city.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The City of Providence plans to build a large civic space in the plaza and increase the efficiency of the bus stops and pedestrian walkways. The relocations will go into effect on Saturday, July 12th and will last until the work is completed in the fall.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:30:15 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 36404 at http://ripr.org Kennedy Plaza Bus Stops Relocated For Summer The Bottom Line: Where Can RIPTA Take You This Summer? http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-where-can-ripta-take-you-summer <p>It's nearly summer, and that means changes are coming to RIPTA schedules - including a new "super route" and summer beach routes.</p><p>On this week's Bottom Line, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's Amy Pettine joins host Dave Fallon to sort out what's new, what's changed, and what's gone from the summer schedules.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 pm.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Dave Fallon 35468 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Where Can RIPTA Take You This Summer? RIPTA’s Most Popular Lines Will Move Faster http://ripr.org/post/ripta-s-most-popular-lines-will-move-faster <p>RIPTA riders are being encouraged to attend public meetings this week about changes on the two most popular bus lines.</p><p></p><p>RIPTA is turning the number 11 bus line that travels Broad Street in Providence, and the number 99 line that links Providence to Pawtucket on North Main Street into Rapid Bus Lines. Some 11,000 people ride those two lines daily.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:35:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 32754 at http://ripr.org RIPTA’s Most Popular Lines Will Move Faster RIPTA Ends Free Ridership On Poor Air Quality Days http://ripr.org/post/ripta-ends-free-ridership-poor-air-quality-days <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will no longer offer free bus rides on days with poor air quality. RIPTA is ending the program, because the agency doesn’t have money to support it this year.</p><p>RIPTA has offered free rides on days with poor air quality since 1995, according to Amy Pettine, the agency’s director of planning and marketing. It has been a longtime partner with the departments of health, transportation, and environmental management in issuing alerts for poor air quality days.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:25:22 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 30312 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Ends Free Ridership On Poor Air Quality Days Fung Wants to Consider Privatizing RIPTA & RI Resource Recovery http://ripr.org/post/fung-wants-consider-privatizing-ripta-ri-resource-recovery <p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung says he'd consider privatizing RIPTA and other state agencies to find the money to pay for some of his policy proposals.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:32:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 30064 at http://ripr.org New Life For Old Train Tunnel May Be in the Works http://ripr.org/post/new-life-old-train-tunnel-may-be-works <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee and the head of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are planning to inspect an abandoned train tunnel in Providence to see how it could be used in the future. The tunnel was built in 1906 connecting the Seekonk River to the Providence River.</p><p></p><p>Gov. Chafee said he’d like to see if it could be opened and used for RIPTA buses. DOT director Michael Lewis said there are no firm plans for the old tunnel and the point of Thursday’s inspection is to see if it’s structurally sound.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:53:15 +0000 Catherine Welch 22082 at http://ripr.org New Life For Old Train Tunnel May Be in the Works Transportation: A Big Challenge for Those With Dementia http://ripr.org/post/transportation-big-challenge-those-dementia <p>Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts toured the state with an all-volunteer work group for a number of listening sessions to get a better sense of what’s available to those suffering from dementia and their caregivers. They also wanted to hear about what more can be done to help residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:38:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 21366 at http://ripr.org Artwork Coming to RIPTA Shelters http://ripr.org/post/artwork-coming-ripta-shelters <p>The City of Providence is teaming with Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to spruce up 17 bus shelters along 2 major bus routes.&nbsp; City art, tourism and planning officials will search for artists and artist groups with experience in public art design.&nbsp;</p><p>Artists are asked to generate concepts based on North Main Street’s history or Broad Street’s multicultural heritage.&nbsp; Besides these renovations, the city states that the “artwork will reflect the unique characteristics of the neighborhoods along each route.”</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:27:18 +0000 Talia Ghazal 17109 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Rolls Out Big Changes for a Faster Ride http://ripr.org/post/ripta-rolls-out-big-changes-faster-ride <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is planning some big changes.&nbsp; RIPTA board chair Scott Avedisian outlined them at a press conference Monday morning.</p><p>Starting this summer, Rhode Island will have fewer bus stops. RIPTA chairman and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said some bus stops will be removed to make service faster.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:37:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 16662 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Rolls Out Big Changes for a Faster Ride