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Topic: RIPTA

Transit riders are frustrated by the lack of stakeholder input in the development of the RIDOT multi-hub proposal.

Metro, News

Transportation tussle: RIPTA riders and community organizations push back on RIDOT bus hub plan

October 8, 2020 0 comments

It takes Edilberta Trejo one whole hour on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority every day to travel from her home to the library where she works. 

This RIPTA bus features new concealed solar panels provided by eNow, meant to prolong battery life on buses by multiple years.

Metro, News

New solar panels power RIPTA buses

January 31, 2020 0 comments

Thirty-three buses from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority system have been equipped with solar panels from the Warwick-based company eNow. The panels serve to power the buses’ batteries and to prolong battery life, according to RIPTA Director of Public Affairs Barbara Polichetti.

University community usage of RIPTA declines

Metro, News

University community usage of RIPTA declines

October 14, 2018 1 comment

The University is entering its tenth year as a participant in the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s UPass program. Since the program came to Brown in 2008, students, staff and faculty alike have had free use of RIPTA buses on any route in Rhode Island with a simple swipe of their University ID.


RIPTA holds community meeting to discuss new bus routes

September 11, 2017 1 comment

The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority hosted an open house to get public input as it plans its future bus routes.


Editorial: Rethinking RIPTA

February 24, 2016 4 comments

The good news is that we Brown students get to take full advantage of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus system for free.

University News

Student injured in RIPTA bus crash

February 18, 2016 Comments are Disabled

A Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus crashed into a building on Post Road in Warwick Jan. 25.