ALERT: The Wave smart fare system will be undergoing routine maintenance on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6am to approximately 10am. Reloading and the purchase of fare products in the mobile app, online and at third party retailers will be unavailable during that time. Please note, you may see a user error on the app or when tapping/scanning onboard at the Wave reader.

ALERT: Due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis, many RIPTA Offices and transit centers are closed. Details >>

Press Releases

October 27, 2021

RIPTA Offices Will Be closed on Thursday, November 25 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route services on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thursday, November 25, 2021, […]

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October 27, 2021

Free Bus Service for All Local Veterans on Veterans Day and to WaterFire – A Salute to Veterans on November 6 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will offer […]

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October 26, 2021

Detour will be in effect from 8:45am until 12pm The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour six bus routes in the Pawtucket area on Thursday, November 25, 2021 […]

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October 14, 2021

Buses will not stop at the Pawtucket Transit Center between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour seven Pawtucket-based bus routes traveling on […]

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October 4, 2021

Hearings Will Be Held in Three Communities for Proposed Changes That Would Take Effect in January 2022   The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is seeking public input as it […]

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September 30, 2021

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour sixteen bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in order to accommodate the Gloria Gemma 5K.  […]

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September 29, 2021

RIPTA Administrative Offices Will Be Closed on the Holiday The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule for all fixed-route and paratransit service on Monday, […]

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September 27, 2021

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour twenty-one bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in order to accommodate the Making Strides Against […]

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September 24, 2021

Data Collected by Survey Staff Will Help RIPTA Better Serve Passengers and Gather Important Travel Information About Public Transit Use in Rhode Island   The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is launching an onboard […]

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