The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will waive the roundtrip fare on all service to South County Beaches on Rte. 66 (URI/Galilee) on Sunday, July 29, 2012 in celebration of the Governor’s Bay Day. Rte. 66 (URI/Galilee) also provides express service from Central Falls, Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket to Salty Brine, Roger Wheeler (Sand Hill Cove) and Scarborough State Beaches in South County.
But are the Governor’s increased beach fees still in effect? And if so, the beach fee increase should exceed the reduction in the $2.00 RIPTA cash fee (but who else but me pays the full $2.00 RIPTA cash fee? Everyone I see uses discounted or no-cost RIPTA passes). So what’s the point?
I wonder whether RIPTA will release the ridership numbers for this special day. And who is paying for this RIPTA fee-waiver?
Will the Governor and his family ride any of the buses? Somehow I doubt it.