RIPTA’s Summer Service Changes To Take Effect Saturday, June 22, 2019

May 29, 2019

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement summer service changes effective Saturday, June 22, 2019.   RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use.  

2019 Summer Service Changes

These annual changes are mostly minor and include the start of selected summer services and trip time changes.  Summer services scheduled to start June 22ND include increased frequency on Route 67 (Bellevue/Mansions) and free shuttle service to the Providence Newport Ferry.

Trips have been added on Route 95X to accommodate CCRI students in Westerly, as well as passengers boarding in Wyoming, Hopkinton and at the Exit 7 Park-n- Ride Lots.

The QX, Quonset Express, has been modified to accommodate Quonset employees living outside of Providence. Service will now begin from downtown Pawtucket and service the Park-n-Ride along Broadway (Pawt.), as well as Cranston.

Express Weekend Service to South County Beaches

Available June 22 – August 25

Starting June 22ND, express buses from Woonsocket (John Cummings Way at Community Care Alliance), Cranston City Hall, Central Falls (Dexter & West Hunt Streets), 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 60 minutes 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 22, 2019 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

The following routes will be affected by summer service changes:

QX Quonset Service

1 Eddy/Hope/Benefit

13 Coventry/Arctic/Warwick Mall

29 Kent County

61X Tiverton/East Bay Express

66 URI/Galilee

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