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RIPTA IS ADDING two trips on the Route 61X bus service to better accommodate workers who live in the Greater Providence area that work at business and manufacturers in the Bristol and Warren area. Above, RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA to add bus trips from PVD to East Bay to...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will offer two more trips on the Route 61X bus line to offer service to commuters who...

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...

Downtown Transit Connector bus shelters under construction

PROVIDENCE – Bus shelters for the Downtown Transit Connector are under construction in Providence but the high-frequency service remains almost a year away.The shelter...
THE FREE TRIAL period for express bus service from Providence to Quonset Business Park will continue through the end of the calendar year. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Free trial period for Quonset bus service extended through 2019

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Public Transit Authority will extend the free trial service from Providence to Quonset Business Park through the end of the calendar...

RIPTA card-validator bus installations underway

PROVIDENCE – This month R.I. Public Transit Authority will begin mounting validators, or card readers, on the dashboards of its buses.Working with Innovations In...
SNOW KNOCKED out power to thousands of customers in Rhode Island Monday morning. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Snow knocks out power overnight across region, parking bans remain in...

PROVIDENCE – As an early morning storm levels off in the Ocean State, thousands of customers were without power Monday morning, many school days...

Little Roady Shuttle autonomous vehicle testing underway

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation recently hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicles at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown as part of...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., predicting a "significant impact" on the afternoon and evening commute Tuesday. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

NWS warns of deteriorating road conditions Tuesday afternoon

PROVIDENCE – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Providence County, Kent County, Bristol County, Washington County and Newport County...
THE PARTIAL FEDERAL government shutdown is in its 26th day on Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ

Partial federal government shutdown having local impact

PROVIDENCE – As the partial federal government shutdown drags on, local effects on those reliant on federal programs and those furloughed as federal employees...
RIPTA WILL OFFER a free trial bus service starting Jan. 22 from Kennedy Plaza to the Quonset Business Park, making 11 stops in the park. The pilot program will run through mid-April. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA to launch pilot bus service to Quonset Business Park from...

PROVIDENCE – A pilot program to bring bus service to businesses at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown from Providence will begin Jan. 22,...
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