Bristol-Providence ferry opens with few passengers; contract could be shortened

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION said 35 people took the free ferry service between Bristol and Providence as of noon Thursday./COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation said as of noon Thursday that 35 people had taken the free ferry service between Bristol and Providence on the first day of operations. The ferry is meant to provide alternative travel routes for commuters impacted by the Washington Bridge’s partial closure. RIDOT previously announced that 17 riders

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