• RIPTA October 24, 2022 9:44 am

    RIPTA Rolls Back Service Amid ‘Critical' Staffing Shortage

    The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has temporarily reduced its service levels as it faces a “critical shortage” of staff. The reduction of service began Saturday, impacting nearly 20 routes. RIPTA isn’t eliminating any routes, but is reducing service levels on impacted bus lines. Early morning, night, weekend and holiday service is not being impacted. RIPTA said it’s facing...

  • RIPTA February 1, 2022 7:01 pm

    RIPTA Data Breach Affected About 22,000 People

    A data breach at the state agency that operates Rhode Island’s public bus service compromised the personal information of about 22,000 people, agency officials said at a legislative hearing. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority shared documents at a Senate oversight committee hearing Monday night disclosing that of about those affected, 5,000 were RIPTA employees and some of the additional…

  • RIPTA May 2, 2021 4:31 pm

    Cranston Bridge Closing for 4 Months for $12M Demolition, Replacement

    The commute for motorists in Cranston is about to get a little more complicated, according to Rhode Island transportation officials. The city’s Park Avenue railroad bridge, which carries vehicular traffic over the Amtrak Northeast Corridor tracks, is scheduled to close for about four months on May 15 for a nearly $12 million demolition and replacement project, the state Department of…

  • Rhode Island April 19, 2021 1:20 pm

    Rhode Island Expands Vaccine Eligibility to All 16 and Older

    Rhode Island has opened coronavirus vaccinations to all residents 16 years old and older. The state expanded vaccine eligibility on Monday. Also starting Monday, residents can get free rides to and from vaccination appointments through the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. Residents can go to www.ripta.com to find the best route to take them to a site. People who need fixed-route...

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