June 18, 2018

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will implement summer service changes effective Saturday, June 23, 2018.   RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use.   

2018 Summer Service Changes

These annual changes are minor and include the start of selected summer services and trip time changes.  Summer services scheduled to start June 23RD include increased frequency on Route 67 (Bellevue/Mansions), 

Express Weekend Service to South County Beaches

Available June 23 – August 26

Starting June 23RD, 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 23, 2018 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 the summer service changes:

20 Elmwood Avenue

30 Arlington/Oaklawn

35 Rumford/Newport Ave.

54 Lincoln/Woonsocket

55 Admiral/Providence College

57 Smith Street

58 Mineral Spring/North Providence

64 Newport/URI

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