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October 9, 2023

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Monday, October 9, 2023, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day.  All RIPTA offices, except for the Newport Transportation Center, will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023, in celebration of the holiday. Transportation Centers The Ticket Window in the Kennedy […]

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September 5, 2023

Students Encouraged to Download Transit App to Track Trips in Real-Time The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is ready to welcome Providence Schools high school students onboard public transit for the first day of school on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Beginning Wednesday and throughout the week, RIPTA outreach staff, in bright yellow vests, will […]

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August 30, 2023

Newport Ferry Shuttle Will Switch to Fall Schedule On Tuesday, September 5, 2023 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Monday, September 4, 2023, in honor of Labor Day.  All RIPTA offices, except for the Newport Transportation Center, will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023, in celebration […]

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August 24, 2023

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement fall service changes effective Saturday, August 26, 2023.  RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use.    2023 Fall Service Changes Service on Routes 1, 32, 33, 34, 40, and 61x between the East Side Tunnel and […]

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August 23, 2023

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Board of Directors voted today (unanimously) to engage Next Wave Rhode Island Partners in a public-private partnership (P3) to design and construct a new downtown transit center in Providence. Next Wave Partners is a consortium comprised of a number of Rhode Island-based companies including Gilbane Development Company, Marsella […]

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August 9, 2023

The R-Line Free Fare Pilot Program Will End on October 1, 2023 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today announced the extension of the R-Line fare free pilot program through September 30, 2023. After this extension, the R-Line fare free pilot program will end on October 1, 2023. The Rhode Island General Assembly allocated […]

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August 14, 2023

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Monday, August 14, 2023, in observance of Victory Day, an official state holiday.   The Sunday/Holiday schedule will apply to all regular fixed-route buses and trolleys.  All RIPTA offices, except for the Customer Service Kiosk at the Newport Transportation Center, will be […]

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July 27, 2023

Passengers at the New Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center Can Board Buses for Free with Wave The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today the extension of its year-long “Ride Free Central Falls” pilot program through December 31, 2023. The program, which launched in March 2022, is testing the effectiveness of using geofencing technology to […]

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July 4, 2023

RIPTA to Detour Route 60 (Providence/Newport) to Accommodate Bristol Fourth of July Parade The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in observance of the Fourth of July.   The Sunday/Holiday schedule will apply to all regular fixed-route buses and trolleys.  All RIPTA offices, except for […]

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