Discover Newport, Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island and Local Officials Join RIPTA and City of Newport to Announce Free “Hop-On Hop-Off” Newport Bus Service

May 24, 2022

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Travel in Newport Gets Easier with Free Service Beginning Friday, May 27

WHAT: Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, along with Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely, will join Discover Newport and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) officials to announce a free “Hop-On Hop-Off” bus service promotion in Newport beginning Friday, May 27. The service offers transportation around Newport to tourist destinations and beaches. This includes all service on Route 67 (Bellevue/Salve Regina Univ.) and the new Route 68 (CCRI/Memorial Blvd./First Beach  ). The service will be free through Monday, October 31, 2022.


  • RIPTA Chief Executive Officer Scott Avedisian
  • Discover Newport President Evan Smith
  • The Right Reverend W. Nicholas Knisely
  • Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano
WHEN:                10:30 am, Thursday, May 26, 2022
WHERE:               Newport Transportation Center
23 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI

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