ALERT: The Wave smart fare system will be undergoing routine maintenance on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6am to approximately 10am. Reloading and the purchase of fare products in the mobile app, online and at third party retailers will be unavailable during that time. Please note, you may see a user error on the app or when tapping/scanning onboard at the Wave reader.

ALERT: Due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis, many RIPTA Offices and transit centers are closed. Details >>

Students

Funded by participating colleges and universities, the University Pass Program (U-PASS), allows students and/or faculty at participating schools to receive transit benefits. Students can ride using their student ID or purchase reduced fare products on campus, depending on the school. For more information, call RIPTA’s Commuter Resource RI Program at 401-784-9575.

Current participating institutions of higher education include:

* If you’re interested in receiving transit benefits from your institute of higher education, please contact your school administrator and let them know you’re interested in U-PASS.

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