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RIPTA Service Changes

RIPTA Service Changes

          PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ In a story Aug. 25 about the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, The Associated Press reported erroneously that fall service changes were going into effect on the following Saturday. They went into effect as of Aug. 24.
 
       A corrected version of the story is below:
 
       RIPTA makes fall service changes
 
       RIPTA implements fall service changes, including route eliminations and time changes
 
       PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has begun service changes that include route eliminations, bus time changes and the introduction of direct service between some points.
 
       The agency that runs public bus and trolley service throughout Rhode Island makes seasonal adjustments three times a year. The fall service changes went into effect on Saturday.
 
       Two dozen routes are affected by the changes, which also include route renaming and rescheduling for what officials say will be better on-time performance. Two routes, the 26 and the 53, have been eliminated.
 
       These changes follow a comprehensive system-wide review of transit service throughout the state.

 

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