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RIPTA adds solar panels to 33 buses

PROVIDENCE – Roof-mounted solar panels now top 33 of the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s buses thanks to a partnership with R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
THE FILL-A-BUS food drive raised more than 25,000 pounds of food this year. Above, Cristina McKibbin, chief operating officer, We Share Hope; David Sarlitto, executive director, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation; and Erik Wallin, executive director, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE JOB LOT

Fill-A-Bus food drive collects over 25K lbs. of food

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The eighth annual Fill-A-Bus Food Drive collected more than 25,000 pounds of food to benefit food pantries in Rhode Island, Ocean...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority was granted $8 million in federal funds for two bus hub projects at URI and CCRI, as well as to purchase new buses. Above, URI's South Kingstown campus. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

RIPTA gets $8M from feds for URI, CCRI bus hubs and...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has been allocated $8 million in federal funds for bus hubs and to purchase new buses, Sen....
RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian, at a stop at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. He says feedback from riders on the state’s plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence has been mixed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Don’t try to satisfy everyone with downtown transit plan

In trying to serve all interests with its plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence, the R.I. Department of Transportation is in...

Transit advocates say pump breaks on downtown busing proposal

The idea of moving buses out of Kennedy Plaza has long been a key component of a centralized transportation hub for Providence. But the...
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...

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