RIPTA temporarily scales back service for over a dozen routes

This is a file image of a RIPTA bus. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has temporarily scaled back on how frequently it will run busses for over a dozen routes.

The service reduction for nearly 20 routes, including to schools in Providence, began Saturday. The agency said no routes will be eliminated.

RIPTA spokesperson Cristy Raposo Perry said this is because the transit authority is dealing with a “historic workforce shortage,” making it challenging to “maintain daily transportation service.”

Cancellations can be tracked on RIPTA’s website.

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