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RIPTA service changes begin for the winter

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By Alana Cerrone

RIPTA's annual winter service changes officially go into effect Saturday.

These major changes affect more than 2 dozen bus and trolley routes throughout Rhode Island and help to improve frequency on some key corridor routes.

Changes include: direct service from Providence to Woonsocket on Route 54, discontinued serviced on Route 79 on Columbus Avenue, and improved frequency on Routes 17 (Dyer/Pocasset), 19 (Plainfield/Westminster), and 20 (Elmwood Ave./T. F. Green Airport).

Passengers can call 401-781-9400, or visit, for a complete list of changes, new schedules, and more information.

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