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In addition to the free shuttle offered by Public Safety, students may be interested in riding the bus or obtaining a U.S. driver's license in order to drive a car.


RIPTA is the public transportation system in Rhode Island. It is a system of buses and trolleys that provide transportation around the state. When taking the bus it is important to know that "inbound" means service toward Providence and "outbound" is service from Providence. The bus that runs by the University is number 60-Newport/Providence. It stops right in front of the campus. It comes by approximately every 30 minutes, but during peak hours it comes every 15 to 20 minutes.


For information on the bus schedule, visit and then click on schedules/maps or find the pamphlets with all operation hours at Kennedy Plaza.

Driver's License

In order to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license you will need to pass the written exam and road test. Come to the Intercultural Center to learn more about the forms you will need and where to go.