Sunday, August 14, 2011
"RIPTA Riders" Documentary Predates Group
A terrific documentary by Gretchen O'Connor and Anna Liebenow, released in 2009, predated our current effort to unite RIPTA Riders and save bus service in Rhode Island.
In the film, O'Connor and Liebenow interviewed RIPTA riders at the Kennedy Plaza Terminal in Providence. Riders explain how they rely on bus service to get to a job or to escape the confines of a disability. These interviews demonstrate firsthand that people need the bus just to get by.
Can Rhode Island turn its back on citizens who depend on the bus for their very way of life?