Free Bus Service for All Local Veterans on Veterans Day
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will offer free service on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, to all Rhode Island veterans with proof of eligibility. Veterans and all passengers are reminded that RIPTA services operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Veterans Day.
“On Veterans Day we celebrate the Rhode Islanders who have given so much to protect our country and our freedoms,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. “While we can never repay the debt we owe them, these free bus rides are one small token of our endless gratitude and respect.”
Scott Avedisian, RIPTA’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are glad we have a way we can show our appreciation to our veterans. We are grateful to them every day for their service to our country.”
Veterans can ride for free on the holiday by showing a veteran’s identification card or a driver’s license with a “V” on it. Below is a summary of RIPTA’s services and operating hours on Veterans Day.
RIde and Flex Services
The RIde Program will operate holiday service on Wednesday, November 11th, and Flex will operate on a reduced holiday schedule that day. The Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) and the RIde reservation line (461-9760) will not be staffed on the holiday. However, Flex and RIde passengers can leave a detailed message on the appropriate phone lines if they want to schedule a trip for Thursday, November 12Th.
All RIPTA offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.