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RIPTA Invites Public to Review Initial Findings on ADA Paratransit Expansion Study

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RIPTA Invites Public to Review Initial Findings on ADA Paratransit Expansion Study

November 16 @ 5:00 pm

These virtual meetings are scheduled on Zoom as follows:

You must register in advance for this meeting. Please click HERE to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you need help registering, please call 401-784-9500 x1283.

Who should attend?

Individuals with disabilities, older adults, and other individuals that are unable to utilize RIPTA’s fixed route bus system and who have transportation needs that are not served by RIPTA’s RIde ADA paratransit service or other programs.

Please submit requests for ASL interpretation or other accommodations to jkanter@ripta.com or (401) 784-9500 by 12 PM on Monday, November 14, 2022. Closed captioning will be available through the Zoom platform at each meeting.

About the ADA Paratransit Expansion Study

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that RIPTA provide paratransit services to people with disabilities who cannot use fixed-route service. Qualified individuals who have both trip origins and destinations within a 3/4-mile radius of an operating RIPTA fixed-route bus can use the RIde Program – RIPTA’s ADA paratransit service. In response to the RI GeneralAssembly’s request, RIPTA is now studying options to provide broader levels of accessible transportation, particularly to serve individuals whose travel does not fall within the existing RIde ADA paratransit service area. RIPTA will consider the costs and benefits of various options and report back to the General Assembly in early 2023.

The $75,000 study is funded through RIPTA’s share of the RI state gas tax.

Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
5:00 pm
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