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Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

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705 Elmwood Ave

Providence, RI 02907

About Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

Reduced bus fares for RIPTA buses for low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities. Application required.

RIPTA offers a special Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program that allows qualifying low-income seniors (age 65 or over) and low-income persons with disabilities to travel free for two years. Participants in this no fare program are issued a “Valid All Day” photo identification card that they use to board the bus. To apply for this program please see information below.

RIPTA also complies with federal transit guidelines and offers half-fare boarding to seniors and persons with disabilities, regardless of income, during OFF PEAK hours. Passengers enrolled in this program are issued “Valid Off Peak” photo identification cards. These passengers pay full fare during RIPTA peak service hours (7am-9am and 3pm-6pm) on weekdays. They can also use a Medicare Card to board. Website is available in multiple languages- choose “Translate” at upper right. Applications available in multiple languages.