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Programs that provide for the basic transportation needs of the community including the local and long-distance conveyance of people and goods, and special arrangements for older adults, people with disabilities and other community residents who have no personal transportation and are unable to utilize public transportation. (AIRS BT)

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
705 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-461-9760
Organization Name: Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
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Address:
705 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-461-9760
Eligibility:

Eligibility requirements in place for reduced bus fare program. See website.

RIde is a paratransit service provided under ADA and is available for an individual whose disability either prevents independent use of the fixed route system or prevents travel to or from bus stops.

Services Provided:

Reduced Bus Pass Fare

ADA Paratransit program RIde

Provider Profiles:

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is a quasi-public, independent authority. Established in 1966, RIPTA is authorized to operate public transit services throughout the State of Rhode Island.

Reservations are required for all paratransit services. Reservation procedures are described under Scheduling Trips.

Under federal regulations, ADA Paratransit Service must operate within a 3/4-mile corridor on either side of a fixed route. ADA service operates during the same hours that the fixed route bus runs. All ADA trips must start and end in the corridor.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/14/2022
Nationwide Provider
701 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: United Way Worldwide
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Address:
701 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Text: 211
Service Categories:
Email: 211@uww.unitedway.org
Eligibility:

Provides transportation for individuals and families in need. Free transportation may not be available in every community, but 211 specialists can provides other resources. 

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/22/2022