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Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, USA

A decade of great service

Altro Transflor Chroma


The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) has operated public transport services from its facilities in Providence and New Port Rhode Island since 1964 (55 years). RIPTA’s average daily ridership is 45,800 passengers per day so a quality, durable, slip resistant flooring is, to RIPTA, essential.


RIPTA has been a loyal Altro customer for the past 10 years for a number of reasons. Altro provides a quality, reliable product and they also provide excellent customer service. This combination creates a strong partnership between RIPTA and the Altro team.

“We are a loyal customer because of the service that Paul Poziemski, our account manager, provides,” says Joe Monti, Assistant Superintendent at RIPTA.


In this case, the perfect solution for RIPTA was heavy duty Altro Transflor Chroma in 2.7mm in Zeal. The tough formulation of Altro Transflor Chroma is more than strong enough to withstand the heavy traffic of a state-wide transit service, with a wide choice of colours to create an aesthetically pleasing travel environment.

Altro Transflor Chroma is a lightweight and durable safety floor for buses. Available in 2.7mm for heavy duty buses, and 2.2mm for lighter duty vehicles, Altro Transflor Chroma has the resilience and reliability to be the product of choice no matter the application. With a rating of ≥0.6 for ASTM D2047, and a pendulum test value of ≥36, there is a chance of as little as one in a million of a slip. Choose from a palette of 17 colors to create your perfect interior!

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“Our partnership with Altro is impeccable. We are a loyal customer because of the service that Paul Poziemski provides.”

“My main concern when picking out flooring for RIPTA buses is quality. The main reason we choose Altro is that it’s been a proven product for us since 2009.”