RIPTA TO PROVIDE FREE BUS SERVICE TO SOUTH COUNTY BEACHES ON SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

Governor's Bay Day 2012 Schedule

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will waive the roundtrip fare on all service to South County Beaches on Rte. 66 (URI/Galilee) on Sunday, July 29, 2012 in celebration of the Governor’s Bay Day.  Rte. 66 (URI/Galilee) also provides express service from Central Falls, Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket to Salty Brine, Roger Wheeler (Sand Hill Cove) and Scarborough State Beaches in South County.

For Governor’s Bay Day, service to the beach will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  The standard one-way fare of $2.00, suspended for Bay Day, will resume on Monday, July 30, 2012.  These buses will stop at Kennedy Plaza on the way to the South County beaches.  Passengers should consult the Rte. 66 (URI/Galilee) schedule for details.

“We Rhode Islanders are fortunate to live in such a beautiful state,” Governor Chafee said. “Bay Day will give Rhode Islanders the opportunity to get out and spend time with family and friends at some of our world-renowned beaches, and I am pleased that they will be able to reach them via RIPTA free of charge.”

In addition, there is daily year-round service on Rte. 66 from Kennedy Plaza running every 55 minutes during the week and every 65 minutes on the weekend to the South County beaches.

For schedules and more information, passengers may call 401-781-9400.