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Try transit this summer

ripta_try_transit_billboardYou shouldn’t waste hours behind the wheel stuck in highway traffic! To ease congestion during peak travel times, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation just launched the Beat Traffic, Try Transit campaign.

Through the end of the year, commuters can take advantage of free parking at the Wickford Junction and T.F. Green rail stations by simply using the parking ticket they received in the morning to exit the garages. Monday through Friday, RIPTA passengers can also get 50% off bus fares from certain Park n’ Ride lots along Routes 95 and 146, with special ‘Beat Traffic One Day’ passes from the drivers. Express rides are only a dollar!

The ‘Beat Traffic, Try Transit’ campaign should help to reduce traffic congestion during RIDOT’s construction on the Providence Viaduct Bridge Replacement Project. The Viaduct carries more than 220,000 vehicles per day, and is one of the most heavily trafficked stretches of interstate on the East Coast.

For more information about transportation alternatives, visit or RIPTA’s Commuter Resources homepage.