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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is committed to providing quality public transportation to all travelers.  THE RIDE is our Paratransit program, which provides door-to-door transportation to eligible people, like yourself, who cannot use public transit (subways, buses and trains), all or some of the time, because of a physical, cognitive or mental disability. THE RIDE is administered by the MBTA's Office for Transportation Access (OTA), and operated in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is a shared-ride service.  This means you should expect to be traveling with other customers who are going in the same general direction.  Normally, a trip's duration will be an hour or less, and is based on distance and others who are traveling. Occasionally drivers may be diverted because another customer missed her/his return pick-up.  These unforeseeable events and others, such as inclement weather and traffic congestion, may increase your travel time. THE RIDE is also available to ADA certified out-of-area and/or out-of-state visitors with prior arrangement. 

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