RIPTA’S Fall Service Changes To Take Effect Saturday, August 28, 2021

August 24, 2021

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Changes Include Route Retiming for Improved Performance And a New Route for Service South of URI

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement its fall service changes effective Saturday, August 28, 2021.   RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use.   

2021 Fall Service Changes

Some of the upcoming changes include retiming some routes for better on-time performance, and the extension of a number of routes to the Community College of Rhode Island’s Warwick campus.  

Two routes – Route 8X (Jefferson Blvd/Buttonwoods) and Route 62 (URI/Providence Station) – will be discontinued, but the current service will be covered by other routes.  In the case of Route 8X, service will be covered by Routes 14 (West Bay) and 29 (Kent County).   Route 62 service will be covered by Route 66 (URI/CCRI/Providence) which will now terminate at the University of Rhode Island’s South Kingstown campus and will operate with increased frequency, with trips every 30 minutes. The southern portion of Route 66 will be covered by a new route, Route 69 (URI/Galilee), and trips will be coordinated to facilitate transfers between Route 66 and Route 69. Passengers will also see increased frequency on Route 29 and in the evenings on Route 20.   

For details and to see how service changes may affect them, passengers are strongly encouraged to check new schedules posted on  They may also pick up the leaflet entitled Fall Service Changes Effective August 28, 2021 that will beavailable at Kennedy Plaza, the Pawtucket Transit Center,and the Newport Transportation and Visitors CenterThe leaflet is also available at
 For schedules and more information, passengers may call 401-781-9400, or visit

The following routes  will be affected by fall service changes: 

8X      Jefferson Blvd/Buttonwoods

9X       Pascoag

13       Arctic/Coventry/CCRI Warwick

14       West Bay

20       Elmwood Ave/Airport

21       Reservoir/Malls/CRRI Warwick

22       Pontiac/Malls/CCRI Warwick

29       Kent County

30       Oaklawn/Malls/CCRI

32       Wampanoag/Seekonk Sq

33       Riverside

34       East Providence/Seekonk Sq

62       URI/Providence Station

66       URI/CCRI/Providence

69       URI/Galilee

203     Narragansett/South Kingstown Flex

231     South Aquidneck Flex

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