THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY and the R.I. Department of Transportation have launched the "Beat Traffic, Try Transit" initiative, which aims to reduce traffic congestion on the Providence interstate during the Providence Viaduct Bridge Replacement Project.
COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY
By Meg Sullivan PBN Staff Writer
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority and the R.I. Department of Transportation have announced the launch of the "Beat Traffic, Try Transit" campaign, which began July 1 and will continue through the end of the year in an effort reduce traffic congestion on the Providence interstate as RIDOT starts construction on the Providence Viaduct Bridge Replacement Project.
“Beat Traffice, Try Transit,” involves discounted bus fares and free parking for selected commuter rail stations, according to a joint release.
Commuters can ride RIPTA’s fixed route service for half the normal rate at several Rhode Island Park n’ Ride lots.
Free parking will also be an option at the Wickford Junction train station and the T.F. Green train station.
The Park n’ Ride lots that are part of the campaign are:
Cranston (Midway Ave/Garden City)
East Greenwich (Route 2 and 4)
East Greenwich (First and Main)
Hopkinton (Exit 1)
North Kingstown (Route 2 and 102/Fiddlesticks)
North Kingstown (Route 138 and 1A)
Richmond (Exit 3)
South Kingstown (at Tower Hill)
South Kingstown (at Wakefield Mall)
Warwick (Route 117)
Warwick (Greenwood Community Church)
West Greenwich (Exit 7)
West Kingston (Route 2 and 138)
West Warwick (Arctic/Crompton)
Westerly Train Station
Woonsocket Park Square
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