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RIPTA Launches Free Transit On R-Line

RIPTA has started a one-year pilot program on the R-Line, connecting Providence and Pawtucket. This is the most frequently used route, the one with the highest ridership. This pilot program presents a unique opportunity to study the benefits and potential drawbacks of fare free transit service in Rhode Island. RIPTA will analyze a variety of …

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Governor’s Bay Day

(7.30) Sunday Sunday Sunday! Free parking at state beaches! Free saltwater fishing! From the Narragansett Patch, Parking will be free at all state beaches: Charlestown Breachway, Charlestown East Beach, Charlestown East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingstown Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly Roger W. Wheeler State Beach, Narragansett Salty Brine State Beach, Narragansett Scarborough State Beaches (North …

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“Moving” Art Bus

AS220, RIPTA, and Nail Communications have come together to produce “MOVING” – a fully functioning RIPTA bus that will serve as a mobile art gallery. The bus is wrapped inside and out with black and white photographs, taken by students in the AS220 Youth program of Rhode Islanders who use Kennedy Plaza in a myriad …

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Hip-Hop Fest — India Point Park

(9.9) The WBRU 360°Fest takes place this Sunday at India Point Park featuring Juan Deuce & Falside, Chachi Cavallo, Project 401, and DirtyDurdie. Event sponsors RIPTA promise a family-friendly atmosphere with food and activities. Check out last week’s Providence Phoenix in which Juan Deuce and collaborator Falside arranged to be interviewed by Sage Francis. Chris …

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Air Quality Alert Day — Free Bus Rides, Trolleys

(8.31) From RIPTA, The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island especially in central and southern sections in the afternoon on Friday, August 31. A very humid air mass with southwest winds will be present at that time, which will lead to unhealthy air …

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‘Air Quality Alert Day’ Tuesday — Free Bus And Trolley

(7.17) All regular RIPTA buses and trolleys, but excluding special services, will be free on Tuesday, July 17. Hop on, hop off. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island. . . A very hot and very humid air mass with west winds will …

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Air Quality Alert Day Saturday — Also Bastille Day

All regular RIPTA buses and trolleys, but excluding special services, will be free on Saturday, July 14. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island, but especially in southern sections again in the afternoon on Thursday. A very hot and very humid air mass …

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Air Quality Alert Day

(7.7) The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued an ozone alert health advisory for Saturday, July 7. The DEM predicts, . . .  that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island, but especially in southern sections again in the afternoon on Saturday. A very hot and very humid air mass with southwest …

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Air Quality Alert Wednesday, June 20 [Ditto Thursday]

Here comes summer. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued an ozone alert health advisory for Wednesday, June 20. The DEM predicts, . . . that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in most of Rhode Island, but especially in southern sections in the afternoon on Wednesday. A very hot and very humid air …

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RIPTA: Funders, Keepers — Losers, Weepers

Nothing like a little Saturday night button-making! One of these handcrafted, limited-edition babies could be yours – just be one of the first 35 passionate advocates to show up to Monday’s public RIPTA board meeting. With no commitment yet from General Assembly leaders to fully fund RIPTA, we stand to to make a painful, inconvenient …

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Air Quality Alert Monday, July 18 — RIPTA Free

The Department of Environmental Management has issued an air quality alert for Monday, July 18. All RIPTA routes, excluding special services, will be free all day. This includes buses and trolleys — just hop on and off. The Air Quality Alert program encourages residents to reduce air pollutant emissions by limiting their car travel and …

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Another Ozone Alert Day Thursday — All RIPTA Routes Free

Same thing — only hotter — for Thursday, June 9. The DEM has issued an air quality alert today, Wednesday, June 8. All RIPTA routes, excluding special services, will be free all day. Just hop on and off. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels, in …

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For Those Who Get Around

Tonight in Rhode Island Transportation: the Providence Core Connector Study Public Forum. Simplifying how we get from one place to another and developing collaborative systems that provide easy and affordable transit options requires thoughtful planning and community involvement. Rhode Island is making plans on many fronts in our main urban centers. Go find out what’s …

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Air Quality Alert — RIPTA Rate Hike

[DITTO: Thursday, September 2nd. BC] The Department of Environmental Management has declared Wednesday, September 1st an ‘Air Quality Alert’ day. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Ozone is a major component of smog and is formed by the photochemical reaction of pollutants emitted by motor vehicles, industry and …

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Bad Air/Free Ride

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has issued a health advisory and declared Saturday an ‘Ozone Alert Day’.The DEM suggests, Rhode Island residents can help reduce air pollutant emissions. Limit car travel and the use of small engines, lawn motors and charcoal lighter fuels. Also, all RIPTA routes, excluding special services, will be free …

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