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 48 years of statewide service (1966-2014)
  • Governed by an 8-member appointed Board of Directors
  • Serves 34 of 39 Rhode Island communities
  • Operates 7 days a week
  • Operates 3,159 daily trips on 57 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 32 sites around the State of Rhode Island
  • Operates 9.2 million fixed route vehicle miles annually
  • Maintains a fleet of 209 fixed - route buses, 106 paratransit vans and 23 Flex vans
  • Utilizes over 2.0 million gallons of fuel per year
  • Employs 767 people (FY2014 Budgeted)
  • Operates and maintains two facilities in Providence and one in Newport

FY 2014 Ridership:
Fixed Route Bus 19,577,246

Flex Services 316,928

RIde Senior/ADA/Disabled Program 631,126

Total: 20,525,300