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
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rhode Islanders of any age who have a disability may be eligible for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit Services. The program provides transportation service if disability(s) prevents the individual from using regular Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus service. Service is provided along existing RIPTA routes at a fare of $4 per each one-way trip.
461-9670..............711 (Relay RI)......www.ripta.com
LogistiCare 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 medical appointments and tests, adult day care, kidney dialysis, cancer treatments, and senior center/community meal site Cafes. 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. Reservations can be made Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LogistiCare also assists persons enrolled in Medicaid to arrange non-emergency medical transportation for a Medicaid-covered service to a Medicaid-approved provider when other types of transportation are not available. Reservations are required at least two (2) business days in advance of an appointment.