RIPTA to Run Holiday Schedule In Observance Of Fourth of July, Thursday, July 4, 2024

 

RIPTA to Detour Route 60 (Providence/Newport) to Accommodate Bristol Fourth of July Parade

 

Providence, Rhode Island… The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of the Fourth of July. The Sunday/Holiday schedule will apply to all regular fixed-route service.  All RIPTA offices, except for the Newport Transportation Center, will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in celebration of the holiday.

 

In addition, RIPTA will detour Route 60 (Providence/Newport) on Thursday, July 4, to accommodate the Bristol Fourth of July Parade. The detour will be in effect from 7:45am to 1:00pm on the Fourth of July. 

 

Route 60 (Providence/Newport) Detour

 

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Bristol Ferry Road, turn right onto Metacom Avenue, left onto Gooding Avenue, right onto Hope Street, and then resume regular route.

 

Outbound trips will travel regular route to the intersection of Hope Street and Gooding Avenue, turn left onto Gooding Avenue, right onto Metacom Avenue, bear left onto Bristol Ferry Road, and then resume regular route.

 

 

Transportation Centers

The Ticket Window in the Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.  The RIPTA Customer Service Kiosk in the Newport Transportation Center will be open on the Fourth of July from 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.

 

Flex Services

Flex Services will not be available on the holiday, 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 Thursday.

 

RIde Paratransit Program

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, the RIde Program will operate on a holiday schedule. The RIde program does not provide standing order trips (recurring service) on RIPTA holidays. If you need a ride on the holiday, please call the RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) before July 4 to schedule a trip for the holiday. The RIde reservation line will not be staffed on Thursday; passengers can leave a detailed voicemail message to reserve trips for the next day. 

 

For more information on holiday schedules or other RIPTA services,

passengers can call 401-781-9400 or visit RIPTA.com.

 

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