Post Tagged with: "RIPTA"

Boardroom Videos & Termination Letter: The Sad Final Day of RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian’s Tenure

  Board Members of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority met today to formally accept the resignation of RIPTA CEO, former Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian. Citing contractural issues, the Board agreed to honor a 90 day severance clause. Me. Avedisian had not participated in the RIPTA health plan, and was[Read More…]

by April 17, 2024

Government Closures! Providence Schools & RIPTA

  Providence Public Schools Announces School Cancellation for Tuesday, Feb. 13 Due to Inclement Weather   The Providence Public School District announces the cancellation of all schools district-wide tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, due to predicted inclement weather. This decision has been made with the safety and well-being of our[Read More…]

by February 12, 2024

RIPTA Alert! “Ride Free Central Falls” Pilot Program Will End on December 31, 2023

    The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is reminding passengers that the “Ride Free Central Falls” pilot program, which has been in effect since March 2022, will conclude on December 31, 2023. This initiative, aimed at testing geofencing technology to promote public transportation use, has been a valuable[Read More…]

by December 26, 2023

Mayor Smiley Announces Portion of $3 Million Investment in Providence Hurricane Barrier

  Construction & Traffic Changes On Allens Avenue In Effect Beginning Today From The Office of Providence Mayor Brett Smiley: Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced earlier this month that $1.5 million in repairs will be made to the City of Providence’s Fox Point Hurricane Barrier. Construction for this project begins[Read More…]

by July 24, 2023

RIPTA (AKA The RIPTER) to Run Sunday/Holiday Service Schedule on Sunday, December 25, 2022 and Sunday, January 1, 2023

  All RIPTA Offices Will be Closed on Monday, December 26, 2022, & Monday, January 2, 2023 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route bus service on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Sunday, December 25, 2022, in observance of Christmas Day, and Sunday, January 1, 2023, in[Read More…]

by December 20, 2022

RIPTA to Detour Twenty-One Routes in Providence To Accommodate The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk On Sunday, October 16, 2022

    The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour twenty-one bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, October 16, 2022, in order to accommodate the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Routes 1, 3, 4, 17, 19, 21, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 55, 78, and[Read More…]

by October 12, 2022

Public Invited to Provide Input On Transportation Needs For State’s Coordinated Transportation Plan

From RIPTA – The Coalition will be reaching out for the Zoom Settings Monday Morning Public Invited To Provide Input On Transportation Needs For State’s Coordinated Transportation Plan Four Virtual Public Meetings to be held April 25 to May 4 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the Rhode[Read More…]

by April 24, 2022

RI Transit Riders: Where Does The Downtown Bus Hub Belong?

Riders Need To Be Heard The fate of the downtown Providence bus hub, which has long anchored Kennedy Plaza, has sparked considerable controversy. Rhode Islanders who ride the bus have been angry and distressed that the hub might be moved to a worse location. But now there’s a chance things[Read More…]

by January 5, 2022

On Heels of Public Complaints, ACLU Demands Answers From RIPTA About Breach Of Personal Health Data

  The ACLU of RI has sent a letter today to the RI Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) demanding answers regarding an August 2021 data breach at the agency that compromised the Social Security numbers and private health care information of thousands of individuals who have no apparent connection to the agency. Specifically, the letter demands to know why the[Read More…]

by December 28, 2021

RIPTA Notifies Passengers of New Federal Extension On Mask Mandate for Public Transportation

Mandate Has Been Extended Through January 18, 2022 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is advising passengers that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the federal mandate requiring face masks to be worn when using public transportation – including trains and buses. The mandate, which has been in[Read More…]

by August 25, 2021