RIPTA to PROVIDE FREE Bus Service TO SOUTH COUNTY BEACHES on SUnday, July 26, 2015 in Celebration of Governor’s Bay Day

July 20, 2015

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will waive the roundtrip fare on all service to South County Beaches on Route 66 (URI/Galilee) on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in celebration of Governor’s Bay Day.  Route 66 (URI/Galilee) also provides express service from Central Falls, Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket to Salty Brine, Roger Wheeler (Sand Hill Cove) and Scarborough State Beaches in South County.

“Every Rhode Islander should have the opportunity to explore our state’s beautiful beaches,” said Governor Raimondo. “I am grateful to RIPTA for providing access to our South County beaches on Governor’s Bay Day, free of charge.”

For Governor’s Bay Day, service to the beach will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  The standard one-way fare of $2.00, suspended for Bay Day, will resume on Monday, July 27, 2015.  These buses will stop at Kennedy Plaza on the way to the South County beaches.  Passengers should consult the Rte. 66 (URI/Galilee) schedule for details.

In addition, there is daily year-round service on Route 66 from Kennedy Plaza running every 50 – 60 minutes during the week, every 45 minutes over the weekend, and every 55 -75 minutes to the South County beaches.

For schedules and more information, passengers may call 401-781-9400, or visit

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