RIPTA Service to Run Holiday Schedule in Observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022

 

RIPTA Offices Will Be closed on Thursday, November 24

Providence, Rhode Island, November 22, 2022 -- The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route services on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thursday, November 24, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, an official state holiday.  

 

RIPTA Offices

All RIPTA offices will be closed on the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

RIde and Flex Services

The statewide RIde Program will operate on Thursday, November 24, 2022.  No Flex Services will operate on Thanksgiving Day. The Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) and the RIde reservation line (461-9760) will not be staffed on Thursday.  However, RIde passengers can leave a detailed message on the appropriate phone line if they want to schedule an upcoming trip. Regular service for both RIde and Flex will resume on Friday, November 25, 2022.  

 

Walmart Cranston Shopper Route

The Walmart Cranston Shopper, which normally operates only on Thursdays, will operate on Wednesday, November 23, instead.

 

For more information on schedules or other RIPTA services, please call 781-9400 or visit RIPTA.com.

 

 

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