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June 14, 2023

Major Changes Include Seasonal Service Startups and Service Expansion  Kennedy Plaza Ticket Window Will Reopen on Monday  Providence, Rhode Island, June 14, 2023… The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement summer service changes effective Saturday, June 17, 2023. RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger […]

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May 25, 2023

With summer just around the corner, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority announced the return of the popular free “Hop-On Hop-Off” bus service promotion in Newport beginning Friday, May 26, 2023. The free service, funded by Discover Newport and the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, offers transportation around Newport to tourist destinations and beaches. This […]

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May 16, 2023

Passengers at the New Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center Can Now 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 August 1, 2023.  The program, which launched in March 2022, is testing the effectiveness of using geofencing technology […]

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May 11, 2023

ADA Paratransit Service Also Expands to Foster Last month, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) began serving the rural town of Foster. Route 10X (North Scituate Park-N-Ride) has been extended to serve a new Park-N-Ride lot in Foster, located across from the Foster Police Department on 182 Howard Hill Road. Route 10X makes a […]

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April 28, 2023

Bike to work, track your trips and win cool prizes with Commuter Bike Challenge, May 1 – 31, 2023 In recognition of National Bike Month, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s (RIPTA) Commuter Resource RI team is launching a “Let’s Ride RI” Commuter Bike Challenge beginning on Monday, May 1 and ending on Wednesday, May […]

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May 1, 2023

Hearings Scheduled for Monday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 10 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will hold public hearings on proposed service changes to Route 14 (West Bay) and 282 Flex (Pascoag/Slatersville). RIPTA is proposing to deviate­ Route 14 to serve the Wickford Junction Train Station and to extend 282 Flex Service to […]

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May 29, 2023

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Monday, May 29, 2023, in observance of Memorial Day.   The Sunday/Holiday schedule will apply to all regular fixed-route buses and trolleys.  RIPTA Offices All RIPTA offices will be closed on Memorial Day. Flex Services Flex Services will not be available on […]

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March 29, 2023

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Chief Executive Officer Scott Avedisian and Providence Mayor Brett Smiley announced additional resources to increase the presence of Providence Police officers and Downtown Improvement District (DID) safety ambassadors, dedicated to keeping Downtown safe and welcoming for all individuals. In recent months, the City of Providence has increased the presence […]

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March 27, 2023

Ridership on the R-Line increases 40% The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced results from the first six months of the R-Line Fare-Free Pilot Program today. From September 2022 through February 2023, ridership on the R-Line was 40% higher than a year ago. “As RIPTA continues to explore innovative strategies to increase ridership lost […]

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