RIPTA makes summer service changes

RIPTA makes summer service changes

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has implemented summer service changes, effective as of June 21.

Express buses from the Woonsocket Depot, Cranston City Hall, Central Falls (Project Hope), the Pawtucket Transit Center and North Providence (Centerdale bus stop) will run on weekends and holidays only to the Salty Brine, Roger Wheeler and Scarborough beaches in South County. These buses will stop at Kennedy Plaza, with the exception of the bus leaving from Central Falls and Pawtucket. The fare for these express buses will be the regular bus fare of $2 one-way.

In addition, there is daily year-round service on Route 66 (URI/Galilee) from Kennedy Plaza running every 55 minutes during the week and every 65 minutes on the weekend to the South County beaches.

Passengers are strongly encouraged to check new schedules for how service changes may affect them. They may also pick up the leaflet titled "Summer Service Changes Effective June 21, 2014" that is available at Kennedy Plaza; the leaflet is also viewable online. For schedules and more information, passengers may call 401-781-9400, or visit www.ripta.com .