RIPTA ridership down, as other modes of transportation increase

PROVIDENCE – After reaching 21 million bus riders in 2008, R.I. Public Transit Authority annual ridership fell below 20 million following the Great Recession and has declined by 23% from 2008 to 2018, according to RIPTA’s State of the System report. A slow recession recovery, low gas prices and competition from other options, such as…

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