RIPTA Passengers Adjust To Relocated Bus Stops

Jul 14, 2014

Credit Benjamin Bryant

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. 

While the relocations are only temporary, some passengers such as Richard Brewington say they've been inconvenienced by the changes. 

"Change? It's a big mess, to tell you the truth. The only thing I can say is that it's making so much inconvenience, I guess because they're renovating the Kennedy Plaza. But it's going to be a mess for a while, I'm serious."

Passengers who have questions or need tickets can still get them at the Kennedy Plaza Terminal. Maps to the new stops are also available there. 

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