[Summit] Fw: RIPTA June newsletter: Detours and Bus Stops

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 4 02:49:20 CDT 2016





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|  COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO DISCUSS BUS STOP DESIGN GUIDERIPTA is working on a Rhode Island Bus Stop Design Guide that will create guidelines to ensure th   
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COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO DISCUSS BUS STOP DESIGN GUIDE
RIPTA is working on a Rhode Island Bus Stop Design Guide that will create guidelines to ensure the proper placement and consistent consideration of passenger amenities for bus stops and shelters throughout the state. Public input is an important part of this planning process, and RIPTA will hold three open house meetings across the state to collect feedback. For more details on this project, click here.
COMMUNITY MEETING SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 9, 2016 • from 5:30pm – 9pm
Newport Gateway Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RIWednesday June 15, 2016 • 3pm - 7pm
Providence Foundation Conference Room, 30 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RIMonday, June 20, 2015 • 6pm - 8pm
1 Depot Square, Woonsocket |


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MAKE TRACKS TO THE 2016 QUONSET AIR SHOW FOR FREE – SATURDAY, JUNE 11 & SUNDAY, JUNE 12
Go GREEN and take the trains to the planes for FREE! Board for FREE at either of Providence Train Station or T. F. Green Airport Station. Advance ticketing is not required. Just show up and get on the train! Parking at the T. F. Green’s commuter rail station on Jefferson Boulevard is also free. Trains will run right to the end of the secondary runway at Quonset State Airport. From there it is only a short walk to the displays. Passengers still must go though the gates to enter the show, and all restrictions still apply (no pets, no coolers, no backpacks, and no weapons).Please visit the RI Air Show website for complete information: rhodeislandairshow.com. |


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DUMP THE PUMP ON THURSDAY, JUNE 16
RIPTA will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the tenth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16, 2016.Click here for details on this nationwide event. |


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Have A Say IN TRANSPORTATION TO QUONSET– TAKE THE SURVEY!
Large, suburban development parks have long proved a challenge to public transportation, and RIPTA is working with consultants to see if creative and effective ways can be found to bring more service or other commuting options to the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. RIPTA and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) are asking people who work at the park’s businesses and industries to take a short survey about their commuting habits. The survey is available online at www.quonset.com/transit-study.Click here to read more about this project. |


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SUMMER SERVICE CHANGES – WEEKEND EXPRESS BEACH BUS IS BACK!
RIPTA will implement summer service changes effective Saturday, June 18, 2016. RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use. These annual changes are MINOR and include the start of selected summer services and trip time changes. WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY ONLY Express beach bus service to South County Beaches runs June 18 August 8.Click here for details. |


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RIPTA ROUTE 6 SERVICE MODIFIED FOR ZOOBILEE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts, the Roger Williams Zoo's largest annual fundraiser, will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016. All proceeds from the event and the auction help to support the Zoo's environmental education and wildlife conservation programs!PLEASE NOTE: The Zoo will close early in preparation
for Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts! on June 25. The
last admission will be at 12pm (noon). RIPTA Route 6
(Prairie/R.W. Zoo) will not travel to the Zoo entrance after
12PM. Passengers can board Route 6 at the entrance to
the Zoo parking lot after 12PM.Thank you for understanding. |


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MAY “PINK OUT” A SUCCESS!
RIPTA would like to thank everyone who participated in last month’s “Pink Out” to help raise awareness about breast cancer and the fact that some simple screening test can help save a women’s lives. From our bus drivers (who donned t-shirts splashed with pink accents) to all the folks at the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, it was a great community effort on May 6th. The Gemma Foundation’s pink “Hope Bus” was at Kennedy Plaza all day, disseminating free health information to hundreds of people. We’d also like to thank Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the State Department of Health, for taking time out of their busy schedules to help bring attention to this disease that affects so many wives, mothers, daughters, and friends. |


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GEARS UP – BIKE TO WORK JUST ONE DAY (OR MORE!) AND WIN BIG!
The “2016 Bike to Work Challenge” is underway – and you can join the challenge anytime this month! This Challenge is a FREE online trip-tracking competition sponsored by Commuter Resource RI! Challenge yourself and others to bicycle to work as much as possible now – June 30, 2016. Earn bragging rights and prizes for your bike trips and inspire a friend to try biking. All participants are eligible for a free souvenir t-shirt and prizes including a NEW bicycle from NBX.It’s not about who can ride the most miles – we want everyone to just give bicycling a try! Of course, if you log more trips you'll earn more points and more chances to win some great prizes from Cleverhood extreme poncho designers, Whole Foods, Devine City Cycle, NBX bikes, Zipcar, Newport Bicycle and RIPTA. |


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RIPTA IN THE COMMUNITY

STATEWIDE CAMPUS INVASION
RIPTA’s Commuter Resource RI team will be attending Providence College, URI, and Salve Regina University student orientations throughout the month of June. Our staff will be promoting and orientating the parents and students on how to use RIPTA and connect to rail and more! Stop by the RIPTA booth to learn about your green travel options and pick up some cool RIPTA swag. |


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DETOURS

PVD FEST – SATURDAY, JUNE 4
RIPTA will detour Routes 1, 3, 6, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 72, 78, 92 and the R-Line. Kennedy Plaza will be closed all day and night for the event. All bus stops in Kennedy Plaza will be temporarily relocated to Empire Street during this time.
Details here.
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND HEART WALK - SUNDAY, JUNE 5
RIPTA will detour Routes 1, 3, 17, 19, 21, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 72, 92 and the R-Line from 8am to 1pm. Francis Street will be closed during this time.
Click here for details.
GASPEE DAYS PARADE – SATURDAY, JUNE 11
RIPTA will detour Route 3 (Warwick Ave.) from the first trip of the day until 2:00pm.
Click here for details.
PRIDE PARADE & CELEBRATIONS – FRIDAY, JUNE 17 & SATURDAY, JUNE 18
RIPTA will detour twelve bus routes in the Providence area on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in order to accommodate the RI Pride Parade. In addition, Routes 33, 34 and 60 will be detoured all day and night on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.
Click here for details.
WATERFIRE – SATURDAY, JUNE 18
RIPTA will detour Routes 1, 35, 51, 52, 78, 92 and the R-Line from 11AM until 1AM the next day. An estimated 80,000 people are expected to pour into Providence for WaterFire and Pride festivities. As a result, passengers may expect delays due to traffic and pedestrian congestion.
Details here. |

   
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