RIPTA’s Summer Service Changes To Take Effect Saturday, June 15, 2024

June 11, 2024

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Express Beach Bus Returns for the Season

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement summer service changes effective Saturday, June 15, 2024.  RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use.   

2024 Summer Service Changes

These annual season changes are minor and include some trip time adjustments and the start of select summer services, such as the return of free shuttle service to the Providence/Newport ferry. Summer services scheduled to start Saturday, June 15 include increased frequency on Route 67 (Bellevue/Mansions). Route 67 and Route 68 (CCRI Newport/Memorial Blvd./First Beach) will be free for passengers through October 31, 2024, courtesy of Discover Newport and the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island.  Visit to learn more.

Route 95X (Westerly Park & Ride) will serve the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Knight Campus in Warwick connecting passengers to Routes 13, 14, 16, 21, 22, 23, 29, 30, 66 and Flex 242. In the afternoon, stay on the bus and ride through CCRI for a seamless trip to the Westerly Train Station.

Express Weekend Service to South County Beaches I Available June 29 – August 31

Starting Saturday, June 29, the South County Express Beach Bus returns for the summer season with express service from Central Falls, Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket to South County beaches. The Express Beach Bus runs on weekends and holidays only to Salty Brine (Galilee), Roger Wheeler (Sand Hill Cove) and Scarborough beaches. The fare for these express trips will be the regular bus fare of $2.00 one-way.   Click here for the Express Beach Bus schedule. 

RIPTA reminds passengers that there is daily year-round service on Route 69 (Narragansett/Galilee) from URI running every 60 minutes to the South County beaches. Passengers traveling from Providence can ride Route 66 to URI and transfer to Route 69. For more information on RIPTA routes that offer access to some of Rhode Island’s beaches visit

The following routes will be affected by summer service changes:

6 Prairie Ave./Roger Williams Park ZooThe 3:13pm Inbound weekday trip will now depart at 3:11pm.
27 Broadway/Manton  The 7:08pm Inbound weekday trip will now depart at 7:11pm.
50 Douglas Ave/Bryant University  On Saturday, the 9:38pm Inbound trip will now depart at 9:48pm and the 10:15pm Outbound will now depart at 10:25pm.
67 Bellevue/Salve Regina UniversityService frequency will increase from every 30 minutes to every 15-20 minutes.
95X Westerly Park & Ride  The 5:02pm Inbound weekday trip will now depart at 5:08pm. All trips will now serve CCRI Warwick.
South County Beach Express  Express Beach Bus service will run June 29 – August 31 on weekends and holidays.
Visit for details.
Providence/Newport Ferry Shuttle  RIPTA offers complimentary shuttle bus service between the Providence train station, convention center, downtown, and the Providence ferry terminal. Visit for details.

Passengers are strongly encouraged to check new schedules for how service changes may affect them.  For schedules and more information, passengers may call 401-781-9400, or visit

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