I haven't heard any RIPTA traffic in a while

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bobruzzo

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Checked the radio to make sure those TG's were in there, they are but I haven't heard any RIPTA traffic in a few weeks now. RIPTA is probably not the most popular TG to listen to, but a lot of the traffic I have heard has been very humorous.
 

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They are on a severely reduced schedule as of late.
Um, where did you obtain that information from? I've been riding RIPTA buses all throughout the virus crisis & they have, much to their credit, not cut back on service at all. As a matter of fact, they have increased service on several routes on weekends.
 

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Um, Yes, RIPTA ridership is down about 60%, but they have NOT reduced the frequency of daily trips. I don't drive, I always take the bus, so I should know. Not one of the routes that I've taken has reduced service. NOT ONE! As usual, RIPTA makes seasonal changes 2/3 times a year. Like trips to colleges or the beaches.

 
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:unsure: 6 MONTHS ago when this thread began, RIPTA had severly reduced it schedule. And as a result, 6 MONTHS ago RIPTA radio traffic was reduced. Unfortunately their daily airtime is increasing.........a giant waste of RISCON system resources.
 

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:unsure: 6 MONTHS ago when this thread began, RIPTA had severly reduced it schedule. And as a result, 6 MONTHS ago RIPTA radio traffic was reduced. Unfortunately their daily airtime is increasing.........a giant waste of RISCON system resources.
Exactly what part of the following statements from RIPTA don't you understand:


The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has been working hard through the COVID-19 health crisis to keep our state moving in the safest manner possible. We have maintained regular service and are devoting about 200 work hours every day to the cleaning and sanitation of our fleet. Our passengers also help by wearing face masks and observing social distancing as much as possible.
 

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The RIPTA statement is from July, not MAY when this thread was started. Where were you in May to comment??

Exactly what part of 6 months ago don't you understand?


Either way, this forum is about radio traffic not ridership or bus routes/schedules.

6 months ago RIPTA RADIO TRAFFIC was way down. RIPTA ridership is irrevelant. :ROFLMAO:
 

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FROM RIPTA - MARCH 2020

Doesn't change the fact that hardly anyone was riding, hardly anyone was on the road and the main contributor to radio traffic is caused by human problems (accidents, construction, building fires, etc.) that have to deal with operational challenges and those human problems were non-existent at that time. While the schedule may not have changed, utilization definitely did, which resulted in reduced radio use.

The bigger question is why wake up a thread that would have auto locked in 30 days?
 
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