RIPTA Bus Information

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority provides public transportation, primarily buses, in the state of Rhode Island.

All first-year students receive 10 free rides for the fall and spring semesters. The free rides are placed on a RIPTA Wave smart card that costs the student a one-time fee of $3 or can be added to the RIPTA Wave mobile app

Go to the ID Office in the Lower Commons to inquire and receive your free rides. 

RIPTA BUS SCHEDULE –Route 60 – Providence/Newport (stops at RWU) 

The bus stop in front of RWU is listed in the schedule as the “Mt. Hope Bridge” stop.