If a bus is late or did not arrive, please call the bus yard (401) 943-7536.
For information about bus passes or routes, please submit your request here
Contact our Transportation Department directly by:
phone: (401) 456-9269
text message: (401) 420-7960
Bus passes will only be given according to Providence School Board policy. The following is the mileage requirements for student transportation:
- Elementary School: 1 mile and above
- Middle School: 1 ½ miles and above
- High School: 1 mile and above
Exceptions to this policy will only be for students with special needs. For medical issues, a student’s physician must submit a written document stating the reason why the student must be provided transportation. Please note that the document must be sent directly to the attention of: Donna O’Connor, 182 Thurbers Avenue, Providence, RI 02905. For all students who have a special education case manager, the request for transportation must come from that manager or a Special Education supervisor. For additional information contact Special Education at (401) 456-9330.
RIPTA runs regular fixed-route service to Providence Schools high schools. Ride your local RIPTA route Inbound to Kennedy Plaza and then transfer to the route that goes to your school. Use the Trip Planner on RIPTA.com to plan your trip from home to Kennedy Plaza or call RIPTA Customer Service at 401-784-9500 x2012 for assistance.
RIPTA created flyers and instructional videos to help students navigate their bus service. Click here more information.
Download Transit app to track your trip in real-time!
RIPTA BUS PASS UPDATE
During the summer a Kinvo Questionnaire was sent out asking students information about their interest in obtaining a WAVE pass for SY 23/24. If you filed this out this form, you are all set. If not, please look for the QR code at your school to request a new card or to provide us with your existing card number. Students that live 1 mile of further from their High School are eligible for a pass.
As a reminder, only students that have a physical WAVE card will be allowed on the buses starting in October. Student will be able to ride the bus without a bus pass or school ID for the month of September.