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RIPTA launches fare-free pilot program on R-Line

PROVIDENCE – Public transit riders can now ride one of Rhode Island's most popular bus routes free for one year. R.I. Public Transit Authority on...
EASY CHARGE: A rendering provided by the R.I. Public Transit Authority shows one of the overhead systems that will enable bus drivers to pull up and charge the bus for five to nine minutes through a connection on the roof. There will be overhead connectors for multiple buses at a $6.7 million charging station to be constructed in Cranston. 
COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

$6.7M charging station to boost electric buses

Going electric is about to get a little easier for the R.I. Public Transit Authority. The bus agency is preparing to start construction on a...

RIPTA, Frog and Toad partner on T-shirt fundraiser to support House...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority and local apparel business Frog and Toad LLC announced July 28 that the entities are partnering to...
A NEW RIPTA SERVICE will offer free transportation to popular Newport destinations through the end of October. / COURTESY RIPTA

RIPTA launches free, seasonal service to Newport tourist points

NEWPORT – Beginning today, visitors and residents have a free, seasonal option to get around Newport's beaches and other tourist destinations. The new "Hop On,...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...

RIPTA plans service changes to URI, CCRI, Jefferson Boulevard

WARWICK – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is planning several changes to routes in the West Bay and South County, aimed at offering more...

Report: Too soon to tell if RIDOT downtown transit plan violates...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights says it is too early determine whether the state’s downtown transit proposal violates...

Loss of ridership fares, increased costs put RIPTA $18M in the...

PROVIDENCE – Dramatic drops in ridership combined with new costs for technology, cleaning and personal protective equipment are anticipated to put the R.I. Public...

Complaint: RIDOT downtown transit plan violates Civil Rights Act

PROVIDENCE – Two community groups have filed a complaint alleging that the state’s downtown transit plan violates federal anti-discrimination protections and are calling for...

Raimondo backs downtown transit plan despite continued opposition

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has thrown her weight behind the proposal for a divided downtown bus hub despite mounting opposition from businesses,...
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