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1/10/2013 Costa invites residents to Wickford Wintertime Wednesdays
Free parking, round-trip train ticket available to Providence on Wednesdays this winter

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Doreen Costa (R-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter) is urging her constituents to try the train service from Wickford Junction Station in North Kingstown for free as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s (RIDOT) “Wickford Wintertime Wednesdays” happening from January 23, 2013, to February 27, 2013. During this promotion, commuters will receive validated parking at the station and a free round-trip ticket for travel to Providence Station from Wickford on Wednesdays.

“This is a great way to check out the service for free,” said Representative Costa. “It’s a great way to beat the traffic and take the stress out of driving during bad inclement weather.”

To take advantage of the Wickford Wintertime Wednesdays, commuters should visit the Wickford Junction website at to download a registration form. They should bring the form and their parking ticket after entering the garage to the registration table located on the second floor waiting area (platform level) to receive a free roundtrip ticket and validated parking. Those who are dropped off at the station, or who walk or ride their bike to Wickford Junction can also receive the free roundtrip fare to Providence.

The free fares will be offered each Wednesday during the promotional period until 3 p.m. Commuter rail service, provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, services features 20 stops per day at Wickford Junction Monday through Friday, with connecting service at T.F. Green Airport. The normal roundtrip fare from Wickford to Providence is $6.50 and parking at the station’s garage costs $4 daily. All fare and schedule information is available on RIDOT’s website at

Wickford Wintertime Wednesdays are funded by RIDOT through partnerships with Wickford Junction, MBTA and the R.I. Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and its Commuter Resource R.I. program.

For more information, contact:
Louise Tetreault, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2259