Rhode Island Public Transit Authority http://ripr.org en RIPTA Rolls Out Big Changes for a Faster Ride http://ripr.org/post/ripta-rolls-out-big-changes-faster-ride <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is planning some big changes.&nbsp; RIPTA board chair Scott Avedisian outlined them at a press conference Monday morning.</p><p>Starting this summer, Rhode Island will have fewer bus stops. RIPTA chairman and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said some bus stops will be removed to make service faster.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:37:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 16662 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Rolls Out Big Changes for a Faster Ride Several RIPTA routes detoured days after the storm http://ripr.org/post/several-ripta-routes-detoured-days-after-storm <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is still detouring 12 of its bus routes due to the aftermath of last weekend’s snow storm.&nbsp; On its website RIPTA says the affected routes will remain detoured until further notice.<br>You can see the latest information provided by RIPTA <a href="http://www.ripta.com/" target="_blank">here.&nbsp; </a></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:20:35 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10328 at http://ripr.org Several RIPTA routes detoured days after the storm Wednesday, January 30, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/wednesday-january-30-2013 <p>Things are better in Providence, but there is still work to be done. Ousted head of RIPTA, Charles Odimgbe gets $130,000 as part of a severance package.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; news@ripr.org</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:46:32 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9456 at http://ripr.org Support for ousted RIPTA head http://ripr.org/post/support-ousted-ripta-head <p>The anti urban sprawl group “Grow Smart Rhode Island” is coming to the support of Charles Odimgbe, the man who was ousted as head of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:45:20 +0000 Flo Jonic 9453 at http://ripr.org Support for ousted RIPTA head Ousted RIPTA CEO to get $130K and health insurance http://ripr.org/post/ousted-ripta-ceo-get-130k-and-health-insurance <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority&nbsp; has severed ties with its CEO.&nbsp; Charles Odimgbe&nbsp; has agreed to leave the transit agency after months of being on paid administrative leave.</p><p>According to a separation agreement between Charles Odimgbe and&nbsp; RIPTA, Odimgbe’s&nbsp; last day with the agency was December 27th.&nbsp; He will receive a severance payment of $130,000 plus compensation for any unused sick or vacation time.<br><br>Odimgbe was placed on paid administrative leave in August after a video camera was found covered up in a room where cash is handled.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:10:33 +0000 Flo Jonic 9450 at http://ripr.org Ousted RIPTA CEO to get $130K and health insurance Odimgbe out as RIPTA's CEO http://ripr.org/post/odimgbe-out-riptas-ceo <p>The head of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is out five months after he was placed on paid administrative leave for undisclosed reasons.</p><p>Charles Odimgbe has severed his relationship with RIPTA, according to a tersely written press release issued by the transit authority’s board.&nbsp; The decision to end his employment was mutual, according to the statement.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:09:30 +0000 Flo Jonic 9395 at http://ripr.org Odimgbe out as RIPTA's CEO