The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement summer service changes effective Saturday, June 20, 2015. RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use.
2015 Summer Service Changes
These annual changes are moderate and include the start of selected summer services, trip time changes, route enhancements, as well as rescheduling for better on-time performance.
Summer services scheduled to start June 20th 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.
Service will be improved between Oxbow Apartments, Towne Center and the Newport Gateway Center on the restructured Route 63 Broadway/Middletown. As a result, Route 62 Oxbow/Towne Center will be discontinued.
Express Weekend Service to South County Beaches
Available June 20 – August 10
Starting June 20th, express buses from the Woonsocket Depot, Cranston City Hall, Central Falls (400 Dexter St.), the Pawtucket Transit Center and North Providence City Hall 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.
In addition, there is daily year-round service on Route 66 (URI/Galilee) from Kennedy Plaza running every 55 minutes during the week, every 45 minutes on Saturday and every 60 – 75 minutes on Sunday to the South County beaches.
So if passengers want to come home early or late, they have more options.
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 20, 2015 that is available at Kennedy Plaza; the leaflet is also viewable online. For schedules and more information, passengers may call 401-781-9400, or visit www.ripta.com
The following routes will be affected by the summer service changes:
3 Warwick Avenue
21 Reservoir/Garden City
22 Pontiac Avenue
32 East Providence/Wampanoag
35 Rumford/Newport Avenue
51 Charles/Twin River/CCRI
55 Admiral/Providence College