By modernising Rhode Island’s transportation system, the new transit centre will help improve the passenger experience for RIPTA riders and support the agency to reduce its impact on the environment.
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In line with its commitment to make public transit services more accessible, RIPTA's six month pilot will provide 600 low-income Rhode Islanders, who do not qualify for an existing discounted fare programme, with no fare bus passes.
The pilot programme will allow the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to study the benefits and potential disadvantages of fare-free transportation services across the U.S. state.
Upon completion, the new electric charging station will charge up to three electric buses simultaneously and will also feature driver restrooms and various site improvements, including an on-site snow-melt system.
The ‘Ride Free in Central Falls’ pilot programme will test the effectiveness of using technology to promote the use of public transportation, and will help RIPTA to make informed decisions about future services and policy.
With the new solar systems, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) hopes to replace batteries less frequently and save on costly road calls.
Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) has partnered with INIT for their Electronic Fare Management (EFM) project, focused on eventually providing all riders with more convenient fare options…