RIPTA Service to Run Holiday Schedule in Observance of Fourth of July Wednesday, July 4, 2012

June 25, 2012

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in observance of the Fourth of July.   The Sunday/Holiday schedule will apply to all regular fixed-route buses and trolleys.  RIPTA Offices in Kennedy Plaza, RIde Reservation Office, and Flex Reservation Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in celebration of the holiday.

In addition, RIPTA will detour Route 60 (Providence/Newport) on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 to accommodate the Bristol Fourth of July Parade.  The detour will be in effect from 7:00am to 3:00pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport) Detour

Outbound:  Trips leaving Providence will operate their regular route to the intersection of Route 114 and Gooding Avenue in Bristol, and then turn left onto Gooding Avenue, right onto Metacom, bear left at the merge onto Route 114, and then resume regular route.

Inbound:  Trips into downtown Providence will travel their regular route to Route 114 and Route 136, and then turn right at onto Route 136 (Metacom Avenue), left onto Gooding Avenue, right onto Route 114, and then resume regular route.

Kennedy Plaza

RIPTA offices, including the Photo Identification and Ticket Sales Offices in the Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center, will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, the official state holiday. 

RIde and Flex Services

The statewide RIde Program will operate only ADA trips on Wednesday, July 4th.  The Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) and the RIde reservation line (461-9760) will not be staffed on Wednesday.  RIPTA Flex Services will not be available on July 4th, except for Route 210 (Kingston Flex Service), which will run on the holiday schedule.  Regular service for both RIde and Flex will resume on Thursday, July 5, 2012.   

For more information on holiday schedules or other RIPTA services, passengers can call 781-9400.

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