By Steve Ahlquist on September 7, 2016
Rosa held in her hand a senior/disabled bus pass that was due to expire in September 2020, but a driver told her that the pass was no good anymore.
“I paid for this pass, and now it’s no good and I have to pay again,” said Rosa.
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By Steve Ahlquist on March 14, 2016
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced plans for a 1.4 mile “Enhanced Transit Corridor” in Downtown Providence.
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By Steve Ahlquist on November 27, 2015
This is my third year writing about the Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange. (here and here) This is also the 19th year of the effort, in which donated coats are given to the people who need them while at the same time challenging the consumerism that plagues us every year on on the day […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on August 28, 2015
RIPTA Riders Alliance, an advocacy group for bus riders, held a press conference in Kennedy Plaza across from Providence City Hall on Thursday afternoon to protest “a sharp bus fare increase” of $1 per ride for low-income disabled people and seniors. Right now the increase is only a proposal and the current fare for senior and disabled riders is $0.
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