The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement summer service changes effective Saturday, June 16, 2012. RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use.
These annual changes are minor and include the start of selected summer services and trip time changes. Summer services scheduled to start June 16th include the extension of daily service on Route 67 (Bellevue/Mansions/Salve Regina University) to the southern end of Bellevue Avenue and to the Cliff Walk and scheduled stops at Easton Beach on Route 231 South Aquidneck.
Starting June 23rd, express buses from the Woonsocket Depot, Cranston City Hall, Central Falls (400 Dexter Street), the Pawtucket Transit Center and North Providence (Tim Horton’s) will run on weekends only to the Salty Brine, Roger Wheeler and Scarborough beaches in South County. These buses will stop at Kennedy Plaza, with the exception of buses leaving from Central Falls. The fare for these express buses will be the regular bus fare of $2.00 one-way. Passengers should consult the Rte. 66 (URI/Galilee) schedule for details.
In addition, there is daily year-round service on Rte. 66 from Kennedy Plaza running every 55 minutes during the week and every 65 minutes on the weekend to the South County beaches.
Other service changes include adjusted run times on Route 79 (Columbus Avenue) for better on-time performance. Route 60 (Providence/Newport) will now serve Anthony House with two trips per day. Also, on Route 20 (Elmwood/Airport/Auburn) one morning and one afternoon trip will no longer travel through the Norwood neighborhood; trips will travel on Post Road and Elmwood Avenue instead.
Passengers are strongly encouraged to check new schedules for how service changes may affect them. They may also pick up the leaflet entitled Summer Service Changes Effective June 16, 2012 that is available at Kennedy Plaza.
The following routes will be affected by the Saturday, June 16, 2012 service changes:
79 Columbus Ave.
231 South Aquidneck
For schedules and more information, passengers may call 401-781-9400.