RIPTA Service to Run Holiday Schedule in Observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020

 

RIPTA Offices Will Be closed on Thursday, November 26

Providence, Rhode Island, November 23, 2020 -- The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route services on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thursday, November 26, 2020, 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 only ADA trips on Thursday, November 26, 2020.  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.  Flex Zones will resume regular service on Friday, November 25.

 

Walmart Cranston Shopper Route

The Walmart Cranston Shopper, which normally operates only on Thursdays, will operate on Wednesday, November 25, instead.

 

For more information on schedules or other RIPTA services,

 please call 781-9400 or visit RIPTA.com.

 

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