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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...
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY has been allocated over $5 million in federal funds to purchase 15 battery-electric buses. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIPTA to receive $5M in federal funds for electric-bus acquisitions

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $5.1 million in federal funds to help purchase 15 battery-electric buses, Sen. Jack Reed announced...

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...

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