RIPTA announces changes to their winter service

This is an image of a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will begin implementing winter changes starting January 15. The changes will be minor service adjustments that RIPTA regularly makes three times a year for seasonal changes.

They also announced an expansion of their services provided by 281 Woonsocket Flex to not include Manville.

Sunday service will not provide transportation along Route 14 between Newport, CCRI Warwick, Jefferson Boulevard, and Providence.

Route 28 will also serve Market Basket in Johnston.

Route 54 will now add bus stops along Powder Hill Road in Lincoln.

RIPTA also will begin implementing their Wave fare collection system on January 15. Wave will transition from paper fare products to technology based fare payment.

When this goes into affect buses will no longer be able to issue transfers on buses and all trips will need to be exact change. For someone paying with cash it would cost $2 for the ride, with Wave it will cost $2 for one hour of unlimited rides.

According to RIPTA, “Regarding fare changes and the switch from paper products, RIPTA officials stressed that passengers will not lose any monetary value since they can exchange paper products – no matter how old – for equal value on Wave.”

Users can download the Wave mobile app on both Android and Apple devices, or receive a Wave smart card at here.

The following routes will be affected by the winter service changes:

14 West Bay

20 Elmwood Ave/Airport

22 Pontiac/Malls/CCRI Warwick

28 Broadway/Hartford

30 Oaklawn/Malls/CCRI

51 Charles/Twin River/CCRI

54 Lincoln/Woonsocket

58 Mineral Spring/North Providence

63 Broadway/Middletown

73 Mineral Spring/Twin River/CCRI

75 Dexter/Lincoln Mall

76 Central Ave.

80 Armistice Blvd.

87 Fairmount/Walnut Hill

281 Woonsocket Flex



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