RIPTA worked with the statewide Human Services Transportation Coordinating Council throughout 2022 to prepare an update of the Rhode Island Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan. The final plan was presented to the Coordinating Council and approved on March 13, 2023. This plan is updated every five years to consider the changing transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and others who need transportation assistance; provide strategies for meeting those needs; and prioritize services for funding and implementation.
RIPTA led six public outreach sessions to gather public input on the project, beginning with 4 listening sessions online in April and May 2022. In July, the project team scheduled two strategy sessions where they shared updates on a statewide transportation inventory and needs assessment and heard public input on proposed strategies. The team also participated in Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) meetings in May and August to keep the group informed and gather their feedback.