RIPTA Service Alert: Providence School Service Disruptions for Thursday, September 22, 2022



As you know The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), like other transit agencies nationwide, is facing a critical shortage of staff necessary to maintain daily transportation service.


As a result, this is causing a disruption in daily fixed-route bus service and special school trips for Providence Schools.  Attached are the school trip times RIPTA will not run this morning due to a critical labor shortage.



When these school trips are not available, students can ride any available RIPTA fixed-route bus to Kennedy Plaza and then transfer to a route that serves their school.  RIPTA will have outreach staff in Kennedy Plaza to assist students.


Additional background information on RIPTA Bus Service for Providence Schools


In addition to special school trips, RIPTA runs regular fixed-route service to Providence Schools. Students are advised to ride their local RIPTA route Inbound to Kennedy Plaza and then transfer to one of the routes below.


Students can use the Trip Planner on to plan their trip from home to Kennedy Plaza or they can call RIPTA Customer Service at 401-784-9500 x2012 for assistance.


Central High School, Classical High School and PCTA

R-Line (10-minute frequency)

Route 17 (30-minute frequency)

Route 18 (30-minute frequency)

Route 19 (30-minute frequency)

Route 20 (15-minute frequency)

Route 22 (30-minute frequency)

Route 31 (15-minute frequency)

Hope High School

Route 1 (20-minute frequency)



Mt. Pleasant High School

Route 55 (30-minute frequency)

Route 92 (20-minute frequency)




Route 58 (60-minute frequency)


Route 22 (30-minute frequency)



Paul Cuffee

Route 20 (15-minute frequency)

Route 22 (30-minute frequency)