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PETER ALVITI JR., director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, stands in Kennedy Plaza in Providence last year and explains where new bus stops are planned as part of RIDOT’s planned Providence Multi-Hub Bus System. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIDOT taps brakes on bus hub plan

After insisting for months that the proposal to split up the Kennedy Plaza bus hub had already received adequate vetting and opportunity for public...

RIPTA solar waterfront partnership project ‘a win on many levels’

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has announced that it is part of a collaborative green energy project allowing it to save...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has renewed an agreement with Quonset Development Corp. to extend the pilot Quonset Express commuter service program through June 2022. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA renews trial commuter service to Quonset through June 2022

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has renewed its partnership with the Quonset Development Corp. to continue pilot commuter service from downtown Providence...

Loss of ridership fares, increased costs put RIPTA $18M in the...

PROVIDENCE – Dramatic drops in ridership combined with new costs for technology, cleaning and personal protective equipment are anticipated to put the R.I. Public...

Providence City Council joins opposition to RIDOT bus hub plan

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has joined a growing number of opponents concerned over plans to divide up the R.I. Public Transit Authority bus...

RIPTA: New multihub bus system increases transfers for 1% of riders

 PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a new, decentralized bus system in Providence will have little effect on the number of transfers riders have to...

RIPTA launches new smart fare collection system with reloadable cards

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has announced Wave, its new smart fare collection system featuring reloadable smart cards and a mobile app. According...

RIPTA, Central Falls join forces on geofencing technology pilot program

CENTRAL FALLS – Using a new federal grant, the R.I. Public Transit Authority and the city will test technology to promote the use of...
Patricia Raub / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Patricia Raub

Patricia Raub | Coordinator, Rhode Island Transit Riders 1. What is your concern about the Providence bus hub plan? The R.I. Department of Transportation proposes...
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to aid its procurement of 17 new fuel efficient buses, as well as to make site improvements. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIPTA to receive $8.9M for fuel-efficient buses

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to help the state replace 17 high-mileage busses with more-fuel-efficient...

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