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March 1, 2024

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that the Photo ID Office, located inside the Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center, will reopen four days a week starting March 1, 2024. The Photo ID Office, where passengers can process their reduced fare bus pass applications, will be open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday […]

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February 22, 2024

Board Approves Agreement with Driver Union The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Board of Directors voted today to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Division 618 that would increase the starting driver wage from $21.71 per hour to $25.33 per hour. The new wage goes into effect this week. […]

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February 22, 2024

Last month, The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Board of Directors voted to approve a contract with Next Wave Rhode Island Partners for Phase 1 of a public-private partnership (P3) to design and construct a new transit center in Providence. In the first phase, RIPTA and Next Wave Partners will complete site studies and […]

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February 13, 2024

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that seven routes are on detour today, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, due to winter weather conditions. Routes 18, 27, 35, 55, 56, 64 and 88 are currently on detour. Riders may expect some delays on all routes due to weather conditions and are advised to use extreme […]

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January 30, 2024

Board approves contract with development partner The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Board of Directors voted today to approve a contract with Next Wave Rhode Island Partners for Phase 1 of a public-private partnership (P3) to design and construct a new transit center in Providence. Next Wave Partners is a consortium comprised of a […]

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January 26, 2024

Ridership & Workforce Shortage Drive Service Changes Proposal Hearings Scheduled February 12 – 15, February 19 and February 21 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will hold public hearings on proposed service changes in all five Rhode Island counties on February 12 – 15, February 19 and February 21, 2024. The Authority announced that […]

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January 31, 2024

 Virtual Public Meeting Will Be Held Wednesday, January 31, 2024 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that a virtual public meeting on the proposed Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center passenger facility will be held at 5:30pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. This virtual meeting is an opportunity for the public to submit feedback […]

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January 18, 2024

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today released the 2024 Community Site Visit Schedule for the Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program for Seniors and People with Disabilities.  These site visits make it easier for Rhode Islanders to learn about and apply for this program. Every month, RIPTA’s Customer Service staff will travel to communities […]

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January 15, 2024

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route services on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, January 15, 2024 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. RIPTA Offices All RIPTA offices will be closed on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Flex Service Flex Services will not be available on Monday. […]

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