The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that bus service will be reinstated beginning with the first trip of the day on Monday, February 11, 2013.
However, heavily accumulated snow in some areas and unplowed snow on secondary roads, make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to travel safely. As a result, nineteen RIPTA bus routes will be on detour beginning with the first trip on Monday, February 11, 2013; those routes are listed below.
RIPTA will continue to restore service on those routes as conditions allow. Passengers are encouraged to check www.RIPTA.com for updates throughout the day. Riders should expect some delays on all routes due to post-storm conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops.
The following routes will be on detour beginning with the first trip of the day on Monday, February 11, 2013:
Route 6 (Prairie/R.W. Zoo): Trips will not service CCRI or Colony House.
Route 14 (West Bay): Trips will not service Essex Village and Heritage Village.
Route 18 (Union Ave): Trips will not service Industrial Drive; trips will terminate at Dyer Avenue and Puritan Avenue.
Route 22 (Pontiac Ave): Outbound Trips will travel the regular route to Pontiac Avenue and Power Road, continue onto Pontiac Avenue, right onto Howard Avenue and then resume the regular route.
Inbound Trips will travel the regular route to Howard Avenue, left onto Howard Avenue, continue on Pontiac Road, and then resume regular route.
Route 27 (Broadway/Manton): Trips will not service Sunset Avenue, Bourne Avenue and the Hillcrest Village Apartments.
Route 28 (Broadway/Hartford): Buses will not travel into Parenti Villa.
Route 29 (Kent County): Rte. 2 and West Natick Road are closed.Trips will travel from the RI Mall Exit via Rte. 113 to Rte. 5 to Warwick Mall.Buses will not service Highland Avenue. Buses will travel on Main Street, right onto Pleasant Street, left onto Highland Avenue, left onto Main Street, and then travel the regular route.
Route 35 (Rumford): UPDATE Trips will not service Rumford Towers.
Route 57 (Smith Street through-city to Dyer / Pocasset): UPDATE Trips will not service Georgiaville Manor.
Route 58 (Mineral Spring/North Providence): UPDATE Trips will not service Georgiaville Manor, Sunset Avenue and Bourne Avenue.
Route 60 (Providence/Newport): UPDATE Trips will not service Anthony House.
Route 63 (Broadway/Middletown Shopping): Trips will not service West House and Oxbow Apartments.
Route 64 (Newport/URI): UPDATE Trips will not service Kingston Train Station. Second and Third Streets are closed. Outbound Trips will travel the regular route to Gladys Carr Bolhouse Road to America's Cup Avenue to Farewell Street.
Route 66 (URI/Galilee): Trips will not service Kingston Train Station.
Route 67 (Bellevue/Mansions): Buses will not service Touro Street between Thames Street and Kay Street. Buses will not service Bellevue Avenue between Kay Street and Memorial Boulevard. Trips will travel on America's Cup Avenue to Memorial Boulevard.
Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls): Trips will not service Wilfred Manor and Coats Manor.
Route 78 (Beverage Hill/Newport Ave): Buses will not travel into Rumford Towers.
Route 87 (Fairmount/Walnut Hill): UPDATE Trips will not service Fairmount Street, Elm Street, and Morin Heights.
Route 92 (Federal Hill/East Side ): Buses will not service Federal Hill House.