Transit Authority, Rhode Island Public

Contact Information

Roy Rivers
(401) 784-9500

705 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI, 02907
(401) 784-9500
(401) 784-9513
[email protected]

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides mass transit service in 37 of the 39 cities and towns within the State of Rhode Island. A 9-member Board of Directors governs the Authority. RIPTA's present fleet of vehicles contains 229 fixed-route buses, 72 paratransit vans, and 13 flex vans. RIPTA's main transit center is in Downtown Providence, with satellite hubs in Newport, Warwick, and the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center. In FY 2022, RIPTA provided approximately 9,627,384 million fixed-route vehicle miles annually in Rhode Island. RIPTA, the State's Mobility Manager, operates over 2,700 daily bus trips on over 58 bus routes throughout the state. In FY 2022, RIPTA provided over 9,367,431 million rides.
RIPTA is empowered to provide fixed-route mass bus operations and complementary paratransit service to ADA eligible Rhode Islanders within 3/4 mile of fixed-route service.

Title Name Phone Number Email
Chief Executive Officer Scott Avedisian 401-784-9500 x1171 [email protected]
Chief of Human Resources Kathy Nadeau 401-784-9500 x1156 [email protected]
Chief of Security & Operations James Pereira 401-784-9500 x1222 [email protected]
Chief Financial Officer Christopher Durand 401-784-9500 x1231 [email protected]
Chief Legal Counsel Steven Colantuono (401)-784-9500 x1139 [email protected]

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