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Facts & Figures

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 56 years of statewide service (1966-2022)
  • Governed by an 8-member appointed Board of Directors
  • Serves 37 of 39 Rhode Island communities
  • Operates 7 days a week
  • Operates 2,700 daily trips on over 58 statewide fixed-bus routes
  • Operates ADA Paratransit Service statewide
  • Administers the statewide RIde paratransit program for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Operates Flex Service in 10 Rhode Island communities
  • Provides Park n’ Ride Service at 32 sites around the State of Rhode Island
  • Operated 9,627,384 million fixed-route vehicle miles annually (FY 2022)
  • Maintains a fleet of 229 fixed-route buses, 72 paratransit vans and 13 Flex vans
  • Utilizes over 2 million gallons of fuel per year
  • Employs 873 people (budgeted)
  • Operates and maintains two facilities in Providence and one in Newport

FY 2022 Ridership:

Fixed-Route Bus 9,310,684

Flex Services 56,747

RIde Senior/ADA/Disabled Program 244,776

Van Pool Service – 71,984

Total – 9,684,191

Year In Review 2022

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