RIPTA to avoid service reductions

THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority announced on Thursday that it will avoid previously anticipated service cuts. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is scrapping bus route reductions previously slated to go into effect later this month, the agency announced on Thursday. The announcement follows a monthslong rally by transit advocates to sustain current services; a wage bump for RIPTA bus drivers and subsequent rise in job applicants; and an updated

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