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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED ADOPTION OF NEW FARE STRUCTURE AND REDUCED FARE PASS BUS PROGRAM REGULATION

October 28, 2015

AVISO DE AUDIENCIAS PÚBLICAS SOBRE ADOPCIÓN DE PROPUESTA DE NUEVA ESTRUCTURA DE PASAJES Y REGULACIONES AL REGLAMENTO DE PASAJES REDUCIDOS

Proposed Fare Structure

Proposed Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program

Summary Of Proposed Changes To The Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program

Public Hearing Flyer

Public Hearing Flyer in Spanish

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED ADOPTION OF NEW FARE STRUCTURE  AND REDUCED FARE PASS BUS PROGRAM REGULATION

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 39-18-4 of Rhode Island General Laws and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) hereby gives notice of its intent to hold public hearings on a proposed new fare structure.
The Board also hereby gives notice, in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Rhode Island General Laws, Chapter 42-35, of its intent to hold public hearings on a proposed new Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program regulation.

The proposed fare structure and a concise statement of the non-technical differences between the existing Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program and the proposed Program are available for public inspection at 705 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI, or by email at mditoro@ripta.com, or by phone at (401) 784-9500 ex. 171.

In development of the proposed Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program, consideration was given to (1) alternative approaches; (2) overlap or duplication with other statutory and regulatory provisions; and (3) significant economic impact on small business.  No alternative approach, duplication, or overlap was identified based upon available information.

All interested parties are invited to submit written or oral comments concerning the proposed fare structure or the proposed Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program by December 1, 2015.  Comments may be sent to RIPTA, Office of the CEO, 705 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI, 02907. Comments may also be sent by email to marketing@ripta.com or made by phone to (401) 784-9500 ex. 101.

The public hearings will address changes to the Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program, the discontinuation and replacement of RIPTIKs and 15 Ride Passes, introduction of new products and the following proposed fare increases:

Transfer         $   1.00

7-Day Pass      $ 25.00

Monthly Pass  $  70.00

Senior/Disabled Base Fare  $  1.00

Senior/Disabled Transfer $    0.50

Public Hearing & Community Meeting Schedule:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

Time: 2pm – 4pm  & 6pm – 8pm

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Time: 2pm – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

Time: 2pm – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm

Burnside Building, 400 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809

Time: 2pm – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Friday, November 20, 2015

Woonsocket Senior Center, 84 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI

Time: 2pm – 4pm

South Kingstown Town Hall

180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Time: 2pm – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm

These hearings will be accessible to persons with disabilities and upon request, persons with limited English proficiency.  RIPTA will provide translation and interpreter services for the deaf and hearing impaired, provided such a request is made at least 72 hours prior to the hearing date. A request for this service can be made in writing or by calling (401) 784-9500 ex. 242 or 800-745-5555 (RI Relay TDD).

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