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Buses will run again in Tiverton

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Full size buses like this will run between Tiverton and Providence beginning in June. RIPTA has just purchased 50 such buses.

TIVERTON — Buses will roll again to and from Tiverton beginning on or about June 23. Initially, the service will begin and end — three times in the morning, three in the afternoon — at the Fish Road Park and Ride near the intersection of Fish Road and Route 24 (at Exit 6). The announcement […]

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Bristol’s Hope Street to lose three RIPTA stops

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

RIPTA 60 bus

By November, three bus stops along Hope Street will be eliminated. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority approved the removal of one outbound stop, Hope at Bradford; and two inbound stops, Hope at Bradford, and Hope at Church. Following the announcement of RIPTA’s Bus Stop Realignment Project this spring, the Town of Bristol requested the […]

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Anti-toll crowd confronts bridge authority in Portsmouth

By   /  April 7, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Cheryl and Randy Martin wave signs at cars outside the Roger Williams University Conference Center before Saturday’s workshop. The only business that will increase as a result of the sales, said Mr. Martin, would be the sales of plywood “to board up all the businesses that will be shut down.”

PORTSMOUTH — Officials from the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) came out to explain their side Saturday, but they didn’t win over any of the anti-toll folks. Instead, RITBA heard more of the same from people like Norman Ajemian of Tiverton, who said a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge will be a financial burden […]

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RIPTA listens to Sakonnet bus plea; no promises yet

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

RIPTA bus  Aug. 2011

TIVERTON — More people showed up Monday night in Tiverton Town Hall for a RIPTA-sponsored meeting about busing than attended any of the transit authority’s recent meetings in other communities They were there to hear what RIPTA had planned in the way of busing options for Tiverton and Little Compton, which have been without transit […]

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East Bay residents weigh in on RIPTA service proposal

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

RIPTA routes in Barrington could be changing and elsewhere around Rhode Island.

For the last 10 years, Brian Sullivan has taken the RIPTA route 32 bus to and from work in Providence. The Roberta Plat resident hasn’t driven a car in 10 years following a trio of accidents. Mr. Sullivan, however, could be facing a much longer walk to the bus stop every morning. The Rhode Island […]

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RIPTA pitches changes for Barrington routes

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is considering route changes around the state, including alterations to service in Barrington. Some of the potential changes include the elimination of service to West Barrington on one line, the extension of service from Riverside to Maple Avenue on another line and an increased frequency of stops to the […]

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Services today for Portsmouth murder victim

By   /  March 3, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Terry Chiodo

PORTSMOUTH — Family and friends will remember Terry L. Chiodo at a funeral service today (Sunday, March 3) in Newport. Ms. Chiodo, a 46-year-old Portsmouth resident, was stabbed to death the morning of Feb. 27 shortly after boarding a Route 60 RIPTA bus on its way to Newport. The suspect is her late husband, Christopher R. James, […]

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Portsmouth woman fatally stabbed on RIPTA bus

By   /  February 27, 2013  /  Breaking News, Police & Crime  /  4 Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — A man who allegedly stabbed a local woman to death on a RIPTA bus Wednesday morning was arraigned in Second Division District Court in Newport later that afternoon. Christopher R. James, 46, of 207 Rhodes St., Providence, was charged with murder following the incident that took place shortly after 6 a.m. “He was arraigned […]

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RIPTA considers eliminating bus stops on Metacom Avenue

By   /  February 27, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

RIPTA is considering removing Metacom Avenue as a bus route due to lack of ridership.

Due to lack of ridership, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is considering eliminating Metacom Avenue in Bristol as a bus route. That announcement was made by Mark Therrien, assistant general manager of planning for RIPTA. The Metacom Avenue route is one of several “routes that are not that productive,” said Mr. Therrien. “We’re looking […]

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RIPTA asks Bristol for time to have drivers think inside the ‘box’

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  News  /  3 Comments

RIPTA routes in Barrington could be changing and elsewhere around Rhode Island.

Bristol town officials have one request of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority: If bus drivers aren’t going to pull into the ‘bus boxes’ to pick up and drop off passengers, then eliminate them and free up the valuable parking spaces they are using. With the completion of the Hope Street road repair project last […]

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