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RIPTA Service Will Operate Holiday Schedule on Monday, October 9, 2023 in Honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day /Columbus Day

October 9, 2023

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Monday, October 9, 2023, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day.  All RIPTA offices, except for the Newport Transportation Center, will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023, in celebration of the holiday.

Transportation Centers

The Ticket Window in the Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023.  The RIPTA Customer Service Kiosk in the Newport Transportation Center will be open on Monday, October 9, 2023.

Flex Services

Flex Services will not be available on Monday, except for Route 203 (URI/Narragansett/ South Kingstown), which will run on the Sunday schedule from 10am to 5pm.  The Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) will not be staffed on Monday.

RIde Paratransit Program

On Monday, October 9, 2023, the RIde Program will operate on a holiday schedule. The RIde program does not provide standing order trips (recurring service) on RIPTA holidays. If you need a ride on the holiday, please call the RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) before October 9 to schedule a trip for the holiday. The RIde reservation line will not be staffed on Monday, however passengers can leave a detailed voicemail message to reserve trips for the next day. 

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