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RIPTA, labor contract bills passed amid House-Senate dispute

A bill authorizing $5 million to restore free Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus passes to low-income elderly and disabled riders is among legislation that passed during a contentious General … Click to Continue »
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RI: Gov Raimondo Changes Mind, Backs Reinstating Free RIPTA Passes

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit

Gov. Gina Raimondo said she now supports restoring the free Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus passes for low-income elderly and disabled residents eliminated earlier this year.

RI: RIPTA: Thousands of Needy Bus Riders Haven't Applied for New Discount Pass

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As it phases out free bus passes for low income elderly and disabled riders, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on Monday said as many as 3,000 free-pass holders have yet to apply for a new reduced-fare pass.


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