Representatives of RIPTA attended SNA’s Board meeting on Monday to present a revised route for the 49 bus (Camp Street – Miriam Hospital) that will debut on 1/18. These changes were intended to benefit hospital employees, patients, and visitors while minimizing the impact on neighborhood residents. SNA has not taken a position on the new route, but we encourage neighbors to share their feedback with RIPTA.

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Mike P · January 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Routing the 49 via Hope and Fifth would effectively duplicate the 42, and the walk from Hope to Miriam is relatively short and flat compared to the walk from North Main. Keeping the 49 via North Main also would connect the hospital with other medical facilities on North Main and also provides a convenient “crosstown” route between North Main and College Hill without transferring

Dean W · December 20, 2010 at 9:15 am

Hi Thomas,

One item I found interesting from the presentation RIPTA gave at the SNA meeting was that their top concern in mapping the new route was to pass by as few residential houses as possible. I did not count the houses on your route versus their route, but I thought that was an interesting approach for them to take, as it will upset the least amount of households.

I am trying to getting contact info for neighbors to pose their concerns and suggestions. The presenters from RIPTA were open to hearing from us, but they will be progressing with their new route unless they receive enough feedback in opposition. I will try to post that contact info today when I get it.

Thomas Nosal · December 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I think that a much better route would turn right off Camp onto Rochambeau > left onto Hope > left onto seventh> left onto Summit > left up Fifth > back to Hope. The pictured route seems much less direct. Also, Hope street has less bus service so additional coverage would be more useful there than on North Main.

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