RIPTA to bus riders: Paper passes won’t work starting Jan. 15

THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY will stop accepting paper passes beginning on Jan. 15. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY will stop accepting paper passes beginning on Jan. 15. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
PROVIDENCE – The state’s public transit system is going paperless, the R.I. Public Transit Authority announced on Monday. Starting Jan. 15, paper passes of any kind – daily, monthly or the seven-day or 10-day pass – will no longer be accepted. Instead, passengers on RIPTA buses or shuttles can pay using the reloadable Wave cards…

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