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RIPTA to avoid service reductions

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is scrapping bus route reductions previously slated to go into effect later this month, the agency announced...
PARCEL 35 in Providence's I-195 Redevelopment District is a potential site of the R.I. Public Transit Authority's future mixed-used bus hub. / SCREENSHOT FROM I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT WEBSITE

RIPTA identifies Parcel 35 as possible location for bus hub in...

It’s official: A 2.15-acre lot in Providence’s I-195 Redevelopment District is among the contenders for the R.I. Public Transit Authority's new bus depot to...

Free bus services underway in southeastern Mass.

NEW BEDFORD – For those who rely on the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority bus route for transportation, the $1.50 fare typically collected per ride...

RIPTA selects construction and design partner for Providence bus hub

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has selected a construction and design partner to move forward on its planned downtown bus hub. RIPTA's board...
RIDERS ­NEEDED: 
An estimated 3% of Rhode Island residents use the state’s public bus system. Pictured is the Charlesgate stop on North Main Street in Providence, southbound on the R-line. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Would you consider taking a bus to work if its availability...

The R.I. Public Transit Authority says it is facing a projected $40 million shortfall for next fiscal year. It’s new board chairman, R.I. Department...
RIDERS ­NEEDED: 
An estimated 3% of Rhode Island residents use the state’s public bus system. Pictured is the Charlesgate stop on North Main Street in Providence, southbound on the R-line. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Amid budget shortfall, only new riders can save RIPTA

One month into Peter Alviti’s tenure as board chairman of the R.I. Public Transit Authority, it is clear that change is coming. Whether he’s right...
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT Authority's pilot program providing free rides on the R-Line is set to end on Sept. 30. The agency says it is not financial feasible to continue the program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIPTA’s R-Line fare-free program ending after monthlong extension

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority says it's extending the R-Line fare-free pilot program for another month to give passengers sufficient time to...

Providence, RIPTA to ramp up downtown law enforcement

PROVIDENCE- The city and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority announced a plan to reallocate $100,000 initially slated for private security toward increasing police...
RENEWED INTEREST: Pawtucket Foundation Executive Director Jan A. Brodie stands in front of the Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center, which has been attracting residential and commercial development interest to the area since opening on Jan. 23. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center seeing heavy traffic, development interest

The long-awaited Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center is finally here, and many agree it’s been a success so far. The new transit center – comprised of...

RIPTA receives $5M in federal Safe Streets funding

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $5 million to develop a Safe Streets action plan covering 29 communities across the state,...
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