Pilot-program for free bus rides coming to Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A pilot-program for free bus rides on a popular route is coming to Rhode Island.

The program will cut fares along Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s busiest bus route, the R-Line, which runs between Pawtucket and Providence.

“I am thrilled with our free-fare pilot program for the R-Line, which is the most used route in the state,” Sen. Meghan E. Kallman (D-Dist. 1) said in part in a release. “Having free public transit across our state will help rid our streets of congestion and give a boost to businesses.”

The General Assembly will highlight the program Thursday at Kennedy Plaza in Providence.

The free-fare program is set to kick off on Sept. 1.

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