If you're looking for free transportation for seniors in Rhode Island, you’re in the right place!
This page is a complete resource for free transportation for the elderly in the state of Rhode Island.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Rhode Island
List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Rhode Island
Federal Hill House (FHH) is a multi-service community-based organization that has been serving low-income, immigrant, and limited English speaking individuals and families in the City of Providence since 1887.
We draw from and build upon the strengths of the people that come through ours doors. Whether you come to volunteer, access services, or join our programs, our hope is that everyone leaves FHH feeling fulfilled.
- 1Transportation is provided free of charge.
Tap-In was founded in 1983 by a group of six women to provide referrals and information to people in the East Bay. Now, we also provide them food, clothes, furniture, and transport to medical appointments.
Our mission: Is to improve the quality of life for residents of Rhode Island's East Bay by providing resources to address food insecurity and economic hardship
- 1To book a ride, you need to contact our service a week prior to your doctor/dentist appointment.
- 2Due to COVID-19, this service is not offered right now.
RIPTA’s Mission is to provide safe, reliable and cost effective transit service with a skilled team of professionals responsive to our customers, the environment, and committed to transit excellence.
RIPTA complies with federal transit guidelines and offers half-fare boarding to seniors and persons with disabilities, regardless of income, during OFF PEAK hours. Passengers enrolled in this program are issued Wave photo ID smart cards. These passengers pay full fare during RIPTA peak service hours (7am-9am and 3pm-6pm) on weekdays. They can also use a Medicare Card to board.
If you are over the age of 65 and are also low income you may qualify for further assistance under RIPTA’s Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program for Low-Income Seniors and People with Disabilities. Passengers who qualify for this program are currently able to ride for free.
- 1Qualified U.S. military veterans are encouraged to apply for RIPTA’s reduced fare programs as they may be eligible for transportation benefits on RIPTA’s fixed-route service. Visit http://www.vets.ri.gov/ for more information on Veterans’ services in Rhode Island.