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RIPTA online fare survey

In RIPTA, Transportation by Greater City Providence6 Comments

Is it easy for passengers to buy tickets and passes to ride the bus? Do we offer the types of fare products they are looking for? The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) wants to know how passengers feel about their fare pricing and products, and is inviting their passengers to take their Transit Fare Study Survey.

News & Notes

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Deadliest for Walkers: Male Drivers, Left Turns [The New York Times] How To Raise Fares [Planetizen] Incentivize people to use pre-paid fare products to speed bus boarding by only raising fares for slower cash transactions Residents Who Live Near Public Transportation Live Healthier, Longer Lives, Study Finds [American Public Transportation Association] Ceremony kicks off the United States’ high speed future …

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[Boston] Public food market gets $10m promise [Boston.com] The Boston Public Market will be located along the Greenway in a building close to the location of the current Haymarket. The market is expected to be open in 12-18 months. RIPTA trying to avoid reductions to bus service [ProJo] The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is looking into avoiding service reductions …

News & Notes

In News & Notes, RIPTA by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Developer Conley sets sights on medical facility for his Providence waterfront land [ProJo] I don’t really understand why a medical complex would want to locate itself on this site. The future zoning is still very much up in the air, it is a brownfield, and current transit isn’t terrific. Personally, I’d want to see the medical complex described either build …

Here we go again

In Metro Transit Study, RIPTA, Transportation by Jef Nickerson15 Comments

Photo by Jef Nickerson ProJo reports that RIPTA is once again, in a now annual tradition, looking at fare hikes and service cuts to balance their budget deficit. John Rupp, the board chairman, said it will try to design a fare increase that won’t deny people transportation, and it will try to keep any service adjustments from doing more than …

RIPTA Hearings on proposed fare hikes

In RIPTA, Transportation by Aaron MasriLeave a Comment

Board Votes to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Fare Increases RIPTA’s board of directors voted at it’s April 7th meeting to hold public hearings on proposed fares increases. Sharp hikes in the cost of fuel are behind the fare increase proposal. “Unfortunately, we have to seek fare increases to compensate for some of the steep increases in fuel costs. Fuel …