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Transportation

Review the Transportation section on RISD's Intranet for updated parking and transportation information. 

Free RIPTA

RISD students, faculty, and staff ride RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority) buses for free with their RISD ID. Simply swipe your RISD ID through the farebox and go. For RIPTA maps and schedules please visit www.ripta.com or call 401-781-9400.

Free RIPTA service is good on all RIPTA regular service buses and the Providence and Newport trolleys; however, it is not valid on special summer “Beach Bus” service. 

RISD Rides 
RISD provides a late-night shuttle service called RISD Rides. RISD Rides operates on two fixed routes covering the campus area and nearby areas of Downcity and the East Side in the evening until midnight. After midnight RISD Rides provides a service called To-Your-Door which transports students from designated campus buildings to their homes within the designated service area.

RISD Rides vans are distinctively marked with the RISD Rides logo. To utilize RISD Rides, wait at the designated stops and show your RISD ID to the driver when boarding. More detailed information including maps, times of service, and rules and regulations can be found on the Transportation page on the RISD intranet.

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