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Jan 11, 2014

North Smithfield


BEAT TRAFFIC, TRY TRANSIT LANDS in Slatersville

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Posted by: Craig

BEAT TRAFFIC, TRY TRANSIT LANDS in Slatersville

The Beat Traffic, Try Transit campaign has been expanded to include two new Park-N-Ride lots in North Smithfield beginningTuesday, January 21, 2014.

Earlier in December 2013, RIPTA staff surveyed passengers in order to better understand when people need to travel, and what type of services they desire. Based on their feedback, RIPTA added two new Park-N-Ride lots in North Smithfield located at Slatersville Plaza (Brigido’s Market) and Branch Village. “This new RIPTA stop will allow town residents to continue their contribution to a green environment” stated Paulette Hamilton, Town Administrator.

The campaign, launched in July 2013, is designed to ease traffic congestion on the Interstate through Providence during peak travel times. The new AAA report on the 2013 car ownership costs says we will spend an average $9,122 on our cars this year – an increase of nearly 2 percent over 2012, about the rate of inflation. A one day pass for RIPTA is just $2.00. For more info visitwww.RIPTA.com/try transit.