RIPTA Service to Run Holiday Schedule in Observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 15, 2012

Press Releases

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route services on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thursday, November 22, 2012 in observance of Thanksgiving Day, an official state holiday.  

Photo ID Office and Ticket Sales Offices Closed on November 22nd

The Photo Identification and Ticket Sales Offices in Kennedy Plaza, will not be staffed on the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Ticket Sales Office will reopen on Friday, November 23rd at 7am. RIPTA offices and the Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) will not be staffed on Thanksgiving, November 22nd.  

Flex and Kingston Connection

All Flex Services will not operate on Thanksgiving Day. Since ridership at the University of Rhode Island dramatically decreases during the Thanksgiving weekend, RIPTA will run abbreviated service on Route 210 Kingston Flex Service on Friday, November 23rd.  Full Route 210 Kingston Flex Service will resume Saturday, November 24th.

Route 211 Kingston Connection will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, as well as on Friday, November 23rd.  Route 211 Kingston Connection will resume Monday, November 26th.

Route #30 Brewery Parkade Shuttle

The Route 30 Brewery Parkade Shuttle, which normally operates only on Thursdays, will operate on Wednesday, November 21st instead.

RIPTA, the State’s Mobility Manager, operates over 3,000 daily bus trips on over 50 bus routes throughout the state. Last year, we provided 20 million rides. RIPTA also offers passenger van “Flex” services in areas not served by fixed-route bus service. For more information on schedules or other RIPTA services, please call 401-781-9400 or visit

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