RIPTA to Detour Seven Routes Due to Winter Storm on Tuesday, February 13, 2024


Providence, Rhode Island, February 13, 2024 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that seven routes are on detour today, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, due to winter weather conditions. Routes 18, 27, 35, 55, 56, 64 and 88 are currently on detour. Riders may expect some delays on all routes due to weather conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery conditions.

The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA’s top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public’s understanding as we work hard to maintain service during this storm.

The following routes are on detour:

Route 18 (Union Avenue):

Trips will not service Union Avenue after Webster Avenue. Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Union and Webster Avenues, left onto Webster Avenue, right onto Cranston Street, right onto Dyer Avenue, circle the island and then resume regular route. Reverse on Inbound.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):

Service to Hillcrest Apartments suspended.

Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.):

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to North Broadway, continue on North Broadway, turn left onto Pawtucket Avenue and then resume regular route. Reverse on Inbound with service on Wilson Street suspended.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College):

Service to Rhode Island College suspended; buses will terminate at Shaw’s Plaza.

Route 64 (Newport/URI Kingston):

Service to the Park-n-Ride lot at Rte. 1A and 138 suspended.

Service to CCRI suspended. Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Girard Avenue, right onto Maple Avenue, left onto Connell Highway and then resume regular route. Service to URI Bay Campus suspended. Trips will not service Bridgetown Road. Outbound trips will travel on Rte. 138 West to Rte. 1 South, right onto Rte. 138 and then resume regular route. Reverse on Inbound.

Route 88 (Simmons Village Service)

Service to Simmons Villages suspended.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, download Transit app, check and RIPTA’s social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA, Twitter @RIPTA_RI) for service advisory updates. RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for email alerts for their route. RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.


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