About

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.

  • RIPTA has provided 47 years of statewide service (1966-2013)
  • Governed by an 8-member appointed Board of Directors
  • Serves 34 of 39 Rhode Island communities
  • Operates 7 days a week
  • Operates 3,175 daily trips on 55 statewide fixed bus routes
  • Operates ADA Paratransit Service statewide
  • Administers the statewide RIde program for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Operates Flex Service in 11 Rhode Island communities
  • Provides Park nā€™ Ride Service at 29 sites around the State of Rhode Island
  • Operates 9.0 million fixed route vehicle miles annually
  • Maintains a fleet of 225 fixed - route buses, 129 paratransit vans and 20 Flex vans
  • Utilizes 2.0 million gallons of fuel per year
  • Employs 825 people (FY2013 Budgeted)
  • Operates and maintains two facilities in Providence and one in Newport

FY 2013 Ridership:
Fixed Route Bus 19,016,333

Flex Services 265,219

RIde Senior/ADA/Disabled Program 696,999

Total: 19,978,551