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RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian, shown at a stop at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT  WHITELEY

RIPTA hoping for ridership boost

Anyone who has traveled via subway in Boston understands the appeal of the CharlieCard. Plastic and digitally reloadable, easily found in a wallet, the...

RIC students will now be able to ride RIPTA buses for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College students are now able to ride R.I. Public Transit Authority buses for free under an agreement reached between RIC...
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...
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