RIPTA Will Suspend Service Starting at 8am on Saturday

In Preparation for Travel Ban, RIPTA to Suspend All Service,

Including RIde Paratransit Service,

Beginning Tomorrow, Saturday, January 29, 2022 

Travel ban will be in effect beginning at 8am

Providence, Rhode Island, January 28, 2022 — In anticipation of blizzard conditions, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will suspend all service effective tomorrow, Saturday, January 29, 2022, in conjunction with the vehicular travel ban instituted by Governor McKee. Service will be reinstated as soon as conditions are safe for RIPTA vehicles to travel. RIPTA will announce when service is reinstated. RIPTA passengers should anticipate delays on all routes before and after Winter Storm Kenan due to winter storm conditions.  

Passenger safety is our key concern as weather forecasts are predicting white-out conditions and snowfall rates that may make it impossible to keep major arteries clear during some periods during this severe storm. 


The RIde Program will suspend service on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

The RIde reservation line (401-461-9760) will be open on Saturday.  


Flex Service will be suspended on Saturday, January 29, 2022.


The Kennedy Plaza Ticket Window, which had temporarily opened to support the recent fare transition to Wave, will be closed as of Saturday, January 29, 2022.


RIPTA is pleased to offer service updates by route, so you can receive information that may impact you. This service provides subscribers with information about detours, temporary service disruptions and service changes on the routes they ride. To sign up for route-specific email alerts, visit Click on the route you would like to receive alerts for and then click on “Receive Updates for This Schedule.” Enter your email address in the form that pops up and then click “Subscribe.” You will now receive service information regarding that bus route.

For more information on RIPTA’s services, visit or call 781-9400.

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