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Town pulls out the stops to ease Hope Street traffic

Town pulls out the stops to ease Hope Street traffic

Traffic congestion may soon find a little relief in downtown Bristol as the Rhode Island Transit Authority and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation agreed to Bristol’s request to remove some of the bus stops posted in the congested downtown area. The abundance of bus stops along the two mile stretch between Washington Street and

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RIPTA buses free Wednesday due to air quality alert

STATEWIDE — Due to anticipated high levels of pollution and/or ozone, all regular Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) buses and trolleys, excluding special services, will be free on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in portions of Rhode Island during the

At 6:23 a.m., Robin Correia was the first passenger Monday to take advantage of restored bus service to Providence. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Buses return to Tiverton

TIVERTON — Buses began rolling again at 6:23 a.m. on Monday, June 23, from Tiverton, bound for Providence and points in between. The weekday only service by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will provide bus transportation three times in the early morning from Tiverton to Kennedy Plaza in Providence, and returning from the

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Bristol’s Hope Street to lose three RIPTA stops

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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RIPTA listens to Sakonnet bus plea; no promises yet

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

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

East Bay residents weigh in on RIPTA service proposal

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

RIPTA pitches changes for Barrington routes

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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