RIPTA Trying to Revive Ferry Service



RIPTA Trying to Revive Ferry Service

According to a Providence Journal article,

State transit officials said yesterday that they will try to revive the Providence-to-Newport ferry, and one ferry operator said he’s interested.

I find it hard to believe that during these tough economic times, they will be able to pull this off, but it would be nice to see it continue.  I know many cyclists who enjoyed a ride down to Newport and the cozy return on the ferry.  However, I hope they don’t try to fund this at the expense of keeping the buses running and even expanding the bus service.

1 Comment

  • Mar 30, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I'd settle for a ferry from India Park to Bold Point. Would take about 2 minutes to cross instead of having to bike to Pawtucket to get across Seekonk River… or put your life at jeopardy on the sandy sidewalk of The Henderson, which dumps you headlong into high-speed Massasoit Avenue traffic with plenty of oil trucks but no shoulder.

    Can RIDOT be any more dangerous and disrespectful to bicyclists?