RIPTA temporarily closes the Kennedy Plaza transportation center

Effective immediately, RIPTA temporarily closes the Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center interior passenger waiting area.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Effective immediately, RIPTA temporarily closes the Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center interior passenger waiting area.

This move comes one day later after the interior waiting area at Pawtucket Bus Hub was closed.

Also announced is the temporary closing of its Photo Identification Office which is also located in Kennedy Plaza at its headquarters located at 705 Elmwood Avenue in Providence.

Passengers are advised to use ticket vending machines located outsides to purchase bus fares.

On Monday, March 16, RIPTA announced that they would be closing the ticket window inside the Kennedy Plaza building.

Scott Avedisian, RIPTA’s Chief Executive Officer, said “The temporary closings are part of the state’s ongoing efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.”

Avedisian also stressed that, “Any passengers who hold no fare or reduced fare passes slated to expire this month  do not need to worry or come in for renewal because the expiration deadlines are being extended by at least one month.”

Passengers with expired reduced fare passes will need to show their passes to the driver when boarding since the pass will not work at the farebox.

For more information on RIPTA service and programs, visit RIPTA.com or call 781-9400.

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