"RIDE Program "

The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA), 265 Melrose Street, Providence, RI 02907,offers low-income persons with a disability, or age 65 and older, the opportunity to ride free of charge on a RIPTA bus with a RIPTA No Fare Bus Pass. All other persons age 65 and older, or persons with a disability, pay full fare from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and pay half-price at all other times, with the presentation of a RIPTA Senior/Disabled Pass, or a Medicare ID card.

784-9500, X 604…….www.ripta.com

RIPTA’s RIde program provides transportation services to those 60 and older, and adults with disabilities under 60 who meet certain criteria. Transportation is generally available weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for doctors’ appointments, therapy, medical tests, adult day care, kidney dialysis, cancer treatments, and senior center/community meal site lunches. There is a $2 one-way fee per ride. Adult day service clients and persons on Medical Assistance are not charged transportation fees. Reservations should be made at least seven (7) business days in advance for any appointment. RIde transportation reservations can be made Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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