- Masks are optional for RIPTA passengers.
- Some RIPTA offices remain closed. More information here.
- RIPTA bus riders can take the bus free out of Central Falls.
- Free bus transportation is available to and from vaccination sites. Ride sharing companies like Uber are offering free rides to vaccination appointments.
- Public transportation is still available in RI as is NEMT for Medicaid patients who need to keep their essential medical appointments.
- Reduced fare programs are available to eligible RIPTA riders.
- The Ride Free in Central Falls program offers free rides on RIPTA’s buses to riders who start their trips in Central Falls.
- The Federal Transit’s Authority’s mask requirement for public transportation riders ended after a successful court challenge. As of April 20, 2022, RIPTA riders are encouraged but not required to wear masks
- Reduced fares are available to Veterans, low-income seniors and people with disabilities. More information here.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
- MTM, the state vendor for NEMT for Medicaid patients, continues to provide transportation for essential medical appointments.
- RIPIN can also offer support for NEMT-related questions.
- MTM will also continue to offer reimbursements for caregivers providing transportation for Medicaid patients.
- Transportation to COVID-19 testing sites: MTM has policies and procedures in place to transport Medicaid and those individuals who qualify for the Elderly Transportation Program (ETP).
- This transportation is available only if there is no other means of transport, and other eligibility criteria has been met. Eligible individuals can call: 1-855-330-9131.