The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement summer service changes effective Saturday, June 22, 2013. 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 22nd 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.
Expresses to South County Beaches Start June 22ND and Run to August 12TH
Starting June 22ND, express buses from the Woonsocket Depot, Cranston City Hall, Central Falls (400 Dexter Street), the Pawtucket Transit Center and North Providence (Centerdale bus stop) will run on weekends and holidays only to the Salty Brine, Roger Wheeler and Scarborough beaches in South County. These buses will stop at Kennedy Plaza, with the exception of the bus leaving from Central Falls and Pawtucket. The fare for these express buses will be the regular bus fare of $2.00 one-way. Passengers should consult the Route 66 (URI/Galilee) schedule for details.
In addition, there is daily year-round service on Route 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 18 (Union Avenue) and Route 26 (Atwells/RI College) for better on-time performance. Due to construction at the Warwick Mall, Route 22 (Pontiac Ave) and Route 29 (Kent County) will no longer serve the bus shelter located in front of the Food Court; passengers can board both routes at the bus shelter located near the Warwick Showcase.
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 22, 2013 that is available at Kennedy Plaza.
The following routes will be affected by the Saturday, June 22, 2013 service changes:
18 Union Avenue
22 Pontiac Avenue
26 Atwells/RI College
29 Kent County
231 South Aquidneck
For schedules and more information, passengers may call 401-781-9400.