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RIPTA Service to Run Holiday Schedule in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route services on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

RIPTA Offices
All RIPTA offices will be closed on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Flex Services
Flex Services will not be available on Monday, except for Route 203 (URI/Narragansett/ South Kingstown), which will run on the Sunday schedule from 10am to 5pm. The Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) will not be staffed on Monday.

RIde Paratransit Program
The statewide RIde Program will operate previously scheduled trips on Monday, January 17, 2022. The RIde reservation line (461-9760) will not be staffed on Monday. However, RIde passengers can leave a detailed message on the appropriate phone line if they want to schedule an upcoming trip.

Regular service will resume Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

January 2022 RIPTA Newsletter


RIPTA IS GOING PAPERLESS

Starting January 15, 2022, paper fare products will no longer be accepted on buses. RIPTA will no longer issue transfers on buses and all trips will be exact change only. Cash payments will still be accepted on buses, but change cards will not be issued.

Have old paper fare products? Don't worry - you can trade them in for for equal value on Wave through our Exchange program.

Click here for more information on these upcoming changes.

RIPTA’S WINTER SERVICE CHANGES TO TAKE EFFECT SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022

RIPTA will implement winter service changes effective Saturday, January 15, 2022. RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use. Click here to see if your route is affected.

WINTER WEATHER PREPARATION

During periods of heavy snow and ice, buses, like personal vehicles, may sometimes fall behind schedule, but rest assured operators will be working to reach your stop as soon as possible. Buses not only get slowed down by the snow, but also by surrounding traffic. Plan extra time for your commute, and take an earlier trip if possible.

Passengers are always advised to use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery conditions. Passengers are also strongly advised to monitor news reports, check RIPTA.com/alerts, download the Transit app, and check RIPTA’s social media outlets (FacebookTwitter) for service advisory updates.

RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for email alerts for the routes they ride. This service provides subscribers with information about detours, temporary service disruptions and service changes.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR EMAIL ALERTS
To sign up for email alerts, visit https://www.ripta.com/schedules.
Click on the route you would like to receive alerts for and then click on “Receive Updates for This Schedule.” Enter your email address in the form that pops up and then click “Subscribe.”

RETHINK YOUR DRIVE!

Did you know that RIPTA’s transit specialists will help your employer establish transit benefits for you? RIPTA’s Commuter Resource RI (CRRI) team, along with our Commute with Enterprise partners, attended a workshop last month hosted by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) where we presented all the transit options available to employers in Rhode Island.

Our transit specialists shared resources with leaders of different Rhode Island manufacturing companies, including our vanpool program and carpool matching program.

Are you interested in rethinking your drive? Have your employer reach out to our transit team today at [email protected].

MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTION

An Age-Friendly Transportation Vision for a Livable Community

AARP Rhode Island recently hosted a webinar featuring national and local transportation experts who discussed trends and projects that deliver mobility options for people of all ages and abilities. The panel was led by Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America, and included RIPTA’s CEO Scott Avedisian in a lively discussion about how an effective and responsive transportation network is important to communities.
Click here to watch it.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED

Federal law requires that all passengers must wear a face covering at all times when riding RIPTA - a mandate that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently extended through March 18, 2022. Anyone without a face covering will be asked to put one on.

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is everyone's responsibility. Please do your part to save lives.

NEW YEAR. NEW JOB!

Do you want career growth with an established organization where you can retire with a pension and benefits?

Where do you see yourself employed in the future?

Attend the RIPTA Career Fair on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 10am to 1pm at 705 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is currently hiring for the following positions:
- Planner I
- Mechanic
- Utility Worker
- Paratransit Operator
- Paratransit CDL Trainee

RIPTA Offers:
• Competitive Wages
• Pension Plan
• Health Benefits
• 457 Deferred Comp
• Dental Coverage
• Optional Life Insurance
• Vision Coverage
• Paid Vacation and Personal Time
• Flexible Spending Account
• Paid Sick Time
• Uniform Allowance

Visit RIPTA.com/careers for more information.

RIPTA TO RUN SUNDAY/HOLIDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022

  
RIPTA will operate all fixed-route services on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Click here for details.

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