PUBLIC INVITED TO GIVE INPUT ON

HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Do you or someone in your family have special transportation needs? The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) wants to hear your thoughts and experiences as we host four informal public meetings to assist our work in updating the RI Coordinated Public Transit and Human Services Transportation Plan. The Coordinated Plan, which must be updated every five years, is intended to identify and catalog all transportation options for senior citizens and persons with disabilities – including services offered by social service agencies and municipalities. RIPTA is working with its consultants, and with support from the Rhode Island Division of Planning, on this 2017 Plan update.

South Kingstown Senior Center MLK Community Center, Newport

July 11, 2017 / 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM July 18, 2017 / 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

25 St. Dominic Road, Wakefield 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., Newport

RIPTA Route 203 (Narragansett Flex) RIPTA Routes 60, 63, & 67

Cranston Senior Center Blackstone Valley CAP Community Center

July 13, 2017 / 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM July 20, 2017 / 1:30 – 3:30 PM

1070 Cranston Street, Cranston 210 West Avenue, Pawtucket

RIPTA Route 30 RIPTA Route 71

Please contact Elizabeth Silvestre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 401-784-9500 x1171 with questions or if you are in need of special accommodations. For more information about this planning effort, see ripta.com/coordinated-plan.

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