RIPTA To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed Beach Shuttle Pilot Program for Newport and Middletown Areas

April 27, 2021

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Virtual Public Hearing Will Be Held Thursday, April 29 at 7pm 

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, April 29, 2021, on its proposal to run a seasonal beach shuttle pilot program in the Newport and Middletown area.

The virtual hearing will be held from 7:00pm to 8:00pm to collect public comments.  Please sign up in advance by emailing  or by leaving a message at 401-784-9500, ext. 1242, before 5pm on Wednesday, April 28.

The proposed pilot program will provide weekend holiday service to local beaches from Newport and Middletown areas.  It would run from June 19, 2021 through August 27, 2021. Log-in details for the virtual hearing will be posted in advance at

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