Sunday, August 14, 2011

Help Save RIPTA - Spread the Word


RIPTA service faces dramatic cuts and we need your help to try and stop them.

Proposed Cuts
  • No service after 10pm – affecting routes 1, 11, 17, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28, 31, 33, 34, 42, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 78, and 99. And no holiday service on any routes.
  • Completely canceling routes 8, 29, 32, 53, 73, 75, 80, and 203 and 90S.
  • No service some days on routes 13, 14, 34, 35, 52, 64, 76, 77, and 79.
  • Removing some bus stops or running fewer buses on routes 1, 13, 14, 19, 27, 28, 34, 57, 66 and Park & Ride.
What you can do to help:
  • Join RIPTA Riders – Email us at riptariders@gmail.com, call (401) 859-1341 or find us on Facebook.
  • Contact your RI representatives. It’s the politicians who make the real decisions, and they need to hear from bus riders so they won’t ignore us. Call (401) 222-3983 to find the phone numbers for your your local assembly person and state senator. You can also find their contact info online at sos.ri.gov/vic.
  • Contact the leaders of the State Government: Governor Lincoln Chafee at (401) 222-2080, Senate President Paiva-Weed at (401) 222-6655, and House Speaker Gordon Fox at (401) 222-2466. Phone calls are better than email.
  • Come to the next RIPTA Riders protest at the State House (Smith St. side, on #56/57 bus) at 1:30pm Wed Aug. 17th.
  • Come to the RIPTA board meeting at 1:30pm on Mon Aug. 22nd. It’s at RIPTA headquarters, 265 Melrose St., Providence (take #20 Elmwood Ave. bus, get off at Longfellow St. and go 2 blocks down Longfellow St. to RIPTA)

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