The Ripta Crisis

Facts

RHODE ISLANDERS NEED GOOD PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 

BIG CUTS ARE COMING

Reduction in Trip Frequency or Number of Trips
Rte1 Eddy Street, Rte. 34 East Providence, Rte. 11 Broad Street, Rte. 42 Hope Street, Rte. 17, Dyer Avenue, Rte. 50 Douglas Avenue, Rte. 18 Union Avenue, Rte. 52    Branch Avenue, Rte. 19 Plainfield Street, Rte. 54 Woonsocket (all express trips eliminated), Rte. 20 Elmwood Avenue, Rte. 56 Chalkstone Avenue, Rte. 28      Hartford Avenue, Rte. 57 Smith Street, Rte. 30 Oaklawn Avenue, Rte. 77    Benefit/Broadway, Rte. 31Cranston Street, Rte. 99 Providence/Pawtucket, Rte. 33      Riverside

Service Ends at 7 pm on Weekdays
Rte. 1 Eddy Street, Rte. 17 Dyer Avenue, Rte. 3 Warwick Avenue, Rte. 19    Plainfield Street, Rte. 11 Broad Street, Rte. 20    Elmwood Avenue, Rte. 13   Arctic/Washington, Rte. 22 Pontiac Avenue, Rte. 26 Atwells/RIC, Rte. 57 Smith Street, Rte. 27 Manton Avenue, Rte. 60 Providence/Newport, Rte. 28   Hartford Avenue, Rte. 63 Broadway, Rte. 30 Oaklawn Avenue, Rte. 66   URI/Galilee, Rte. 31   Cranston Street, Rte. 67 Bellevue, Rte. 33 Riverside, Rte. 71 Broad Street, Rte. 34   East Providence, Rte. 72 Weeden Street, Rte. 42 Hope Street, Rte. 76 Central, Rte. 50   Douglas Avenue, Rte. 77 Benefit/Broadway, Rte. 52 Branch Avenue, Rte. 78   Beverage Hill, Rte. 54 Woonsocket, Rte. 87 Fairmount/Walnut Hill, Rte. 55   Admiral Street, Rte. 92  Green Line Trolley, Rte. 56 Chalkstone, Rte. 99   Providence/Pawtucket

Service Ends at 7 pm on both Saturday & Sunday
Rte. 1 Eddy Street, Rte. 56 Chalkstone, Rte. 3 Warwick Avenue, Rte. 57 Smith Street, Rte. 11 Broad Street, Rte. 60 Providence/Newport, Rte. 19 Plainfield Street Rte. 66   URI/Galilee, Rte. 20 Elmwood Avenue, Rte. 67 Bellevue, Rte. 22 Pontiac Avenue   Rte. 71 Broad Street, Rte. 27 Manton Avenue,Rte. 72 Weeden Street, Rte. 28   Hartford Avenue, Rte. 99 Providence/Pawtucket, Rte. 31 Cranston Street, Rte. 33   Riverside, Rte. 34 East Providence, Rte. 42   Hope Street, Rte. 50 Douglas Avenue, Rte. 54 Woonsocket  

RI NEEDS A STRONG TRANSIT SYSTEM THAT IS WELL FUNDED AND WELL MANAGED

Courtesy of Flo Jonic at WRNI. To hear Jonic’s full audio commentary on the RIPTA crisis, go to
http://www.wrni.org/content/ripta-cutbacks-considered

Articles

RIPTA still counts on state rescue
http://www.projo.com/news/content/ripta_board_11-18-08_1NCAKVE_v5.3827d9c.html

RIPTA budget plan would cut services, 165 jobs
http://www.projo.com/news/content/RIPTA_DEFICIT_10-21-08_NEC0F7O_v10.3c714e9.html

Barry Schiller: Governor lets RIPTA wither
http://www.projo.com/opinion/letters/content/LT_schiller_RDY_10-21-08_USBGP26_v6.3e2c664.html

Legislators see need for transportation funding but want questions answered first
http://www.projo.com/generalassembly/TRANSPORTATION_FINANCE_10-15-08_G7BUDE4_v11.3ab81b3.html

Critics: A lot riding on RIPTA bus service
http://www.projo.com/news/content/RIPTA_BOARD_01_10-01-08_I8BPETM_v22.16e59e8.html

RIPTA plans to cut 20% of service
http://www.projo.com/news/content/RIPTA_CUTS_09-03-08_V5BEINC_v22.4120cfb.html

RIPTA to cut $2m from budget to address shortfall
http://media.www.browndailyherald.com/media/storage/paper472/news/2008/11/20/Metro/Ripta.To.Cut.2m.From.Budget.To.Address.Shortfall-3554697.shtml

Other Student opinions
http://www.abc6.com/news/36342544.html

RIPTA Chairman resigns in midst of budget crisis
http://newsblog.projo.com/2008/08/providence-robe.html

Activists at RIPTA Board Meeting
http://providencedailydose.com/2008/07/22/activists-at-ripta-board-meeting/

Carcieri names RIPTA budget review panel
http://www.pbn.com/stories/35295.html

Blue Ribbon Panel for Transportation Funding
www.dot.state.ri.us/blueribbon/presentations/RIPTApresentation8-7.pdf

Organizations

Grow Smart RI
http://www.growsmartri.com

New Public Transit Alliance
http://www.ri.sierraclub.org/nupta/

Sierra Club of Rhode Island
http://www.ri.sierraclub.org/

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