Transportation, General

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Providence, RI

Organization Name: Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
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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 Fare Bus Pass
ADA Paratransit program
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: 11/8/2019