Charles Odimgbe en 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;</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:46:32 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9456 at Support for 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 Support for ousted RIPTA head Ousted RIPTA CEO to 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 Ousted RIPTA CEO to get $130K and health insurance