The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that it will hold a follow-up session to update the public on its work on the State’s Coordinated Public Transit/Human Services Transportation Plan. The meeting will be held on October 3, 2017, from 4 to 6 pm, in the Transportation Conference Room at 269 Melrose Street in Providence. (Around the corner from RIPTA administrative offices at 705 Elmwood Avenue.)
The Coordinated Plan is intended to identify the transportation needs of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals. It also creates an updated inventory of available transportation services for these populations – including transportation services provided by social service agencies and municipalities. The plan will identify gaps in services and prioritize options for addressing service needs. Federal regulations require that the plan be updated every five years.
“We have been working with our consultants and the State Division of Planning and we’d like to give people an update on the project,” said Barbara Polichetti, Director of Public Affairs for RIPTA. “In particular, we hope that the individuals, families and caseworkers who attended the public sessions we held in July will participate again.”
Rhode Island’s coordinated services plan was last updated in 2013. It can be viewed on RIPTA’s website at http://bit.ly/2syCKML.
For more information on RIPTA’s services and programs, visit RIPTA.com or call 401-781-9400.