Investigation of Potential for Intermodalizing Paratransit in Rhode Island

Rhode Island, recognized nationally as a leader in the paratransit field, has a priority of maximizing opportunities for transit service coordination. As the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) expands its demand-response Flex Service, there is an opportunity to “mainstream” passengers who are currently utilizing the brokered paratransit system (Tide), but would be capable of transitioning to RIPTA’s coordinated Flex and fixed route systems. In order to encourage paratransit customers to utilize other transit options, RIPTA requires a better understanding of which and how many individuals can be safely and effectively transitioned. RIPTA also seeks an independent analysis of potential financial savings for the state Departments of Human Services, Elderly Affairs, and Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals resulting from clients’ use of less costly transit services. This project works toward that through the use of survey data.

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    • This research was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Transportation Center, 85 Briar Lane
    Kingston, RI  United States  02881

    Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

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  • Publication Date: 2004-1


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46p

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  • Accession Number: 01139864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: URITC 536157
  • Files: UTC, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2009 10:27AM