|The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides mass transit service in 36 of the 39 cities and towns within the State of Rhode Island. An 8 member Board of Directors governs the Authority. RIPTA's present fleet of vehicles contains 223 fixed route buses, 94 paratransit vans and 16 flex vans. RIPTA's main bus boarding facility is located in the City of Providence with a satellite terminal in the City of Newport. In fiscal year 2018, RIPTA provided approximately 10.1 million fixed-route vehicle miles annually in Rhode Island. RIPTA, the State's Mobility Manager, operates over 3,000 daily bus trips on over 50 bus routes throughout the state. In fiscal year 2018, RIPTA provided over 16 million rides.