Something I realized about RIPTA

It seems when the weather is wet/snowy RIPTA tends to run earlier than it’s scheduled time. For example I caught the #27 bus leaving Berth Victor(V) today at 5:29PM. It’s not supposed to do so until 5:30PM.

And the #28 which comes at 5:40 sometimes gets there at 5:35PM. But not this evening, no, 5:42 on the dot.

Meanwhile when the sun is shining and traffic is light RIPTA is CONSISTENTLY late.

And in recent news a RIPTA bus killed a nine year old girl. The police investigation says the bus driver isn’t liable. Apparently the girl ran out in the street, and the bus was moving UNDER the speed limit. It just takes time to bring a 12 ton vehicle to a complete stop.

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