- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is continuing to roll out its new Providence-to-Newport ferry service.

The agency announced Thursday that passengers can now purchase one-way or round-trip tickets on its website.

Fares are $10 for adults each way and $5 for children, seniors and those with disabilities. They can be purchased at the ferry landings at India Point Park in Providence or at Perrotti Park in Newport or by calling 1-800-BOAT-RIDE.

Officials say more than 5,000 tickets have been sold since its first trip on July 1.

The new service is a pilot program and will run seven days a week through Labor Day. Officials will look at the numbers at the end of the season to make a determination on the service for next year.

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