RIPTA Service to Run Holiday Schedule In Observance Of Victory Day

Monday, August 8, 2022

 

Providence, Rhode Island, August 4, 2022… The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Monday, August 8, 2022, in observance of Victory Day, an official state holiday.   The Sunday/Holiday schedule will apply to all regular fixed-route buses and trolleys.  All RIPTA offices, except for the Newport Transportation Center, will be closed on Monday, August 8, 2022, in celebration of the holiday.

 

Transportation Centers

 

The Ticket Window in the Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center will be closed on Monday, August 8, 2022.  The RIPTA Customer Service Kiosk in the Newport Transportation Center will be open on Monday, August 8.

 

Flex Services

Flex Services will not be available on Monday, except for Route 203 (URI/Narragansett/ South Kingstown), which will run on the Sunday schedule from 10am to 5pm.  The Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) will not be staffed on Monday.

 

RIde Paratransit Program

On Monday, August 8, the statewide RIde Program will operate on a holiday schedule.  The RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) will not be staffed on Monday.  However, RIde passengers can leave a detailed message on the appropriate phone line if they want to schedule an upcoming trip.

 

 

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