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.