Bristol removing some downtown bus stops

New RIPTA changes have gone into effect.

RIPTA and RIDOT have agreed to remove some bus stops in downtown Bristol.

There are currently eight bus stops in a two mile stretch, between Washington Street and Constitution Street.

Town officials said the abundance of stops took away parking spaces from drivers, and that the buses were causing traffic tie-ups.

RIPTA will relieve every other stop, in hopes of relieving traffic congestion in the downtown area.