|The bus at Kennedy Plaza.|
|Going over I-95.|
|This doesn't seem to be the liveliest of areas.|
|A bad picture of RIPTA's main office! Woah, I'm freaking out!!!|
|Not the most official of terminals...|
|Going over the river.|
|The bus at the airport.|
Ridership: For a Sunday morning, my ride was surprisingly busy, with about 20 passengers in total. What's more, 40% of those passengers got on at stops other than Kennedy Plaza, which shows that there's good local ridership for the route as well. Overall, the 20 is RIPTA's 5th-highest ridership route, with 2,464 passengers per weekday, 1,213 per Saturday, and 796 per Sunday.
Pros: This is a direct route that serves a lot of neighborhoods. It's also very frequent on weekdays, running every 15 minutes with every other trip terminating at Ocean State Job Lot. And yes, I did ridicule the bus for its 45 minute weekend schedule, but 20 riders seems like the perfect amount for a Sunday morning, so the headways are fine as they are.
Cons: Nothing much, although some of the stops can be ridiculously close together. Also, and this is exclusive for my trip, the driver drove the bus at the same speed as the route number! It was torturously slow!
Nearby and Noteworthy: Unfortunately, the 20 doesn't serve any areas that would be of note to visitors. The RIPTA bus garage is interesting, I guess.
Final Verdict: 9/10
This is definitely one of the best routes on the RIPTA! The 20 serves a lot along its run, and its schedule is perfect for the amount of ridership it gets. I like how every other trip terminates at Ocean State Job Lot on weekdays, since the outer section is quieter anyway. Plus, since the trunk route is every 15 minutes, that's still every half hour service to T.F. Green!
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