The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is still detouring 12 of its bus routes due to the aftermath of last weekend’s snow storm. On its website RIPTA says the affected routes will remain detoured until further notice. You can see the latest information provided by RIPTA here.
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. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has severed ties with its CEO. Charles Odimgbe has agreed to leave the transit agency after months of being on paid administrative leave.
According to a separation agreement between Charles Odimgbe and RIPTA, Odimgbe’s last day with the agency was December 27th. He will receive a severance payment of $130,000 plus compensation for any unused sick or vacation time.
Odimgbe was placed on paid administrative leave in August after a video camera was found covered up in a room where cash is handled.
The head of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is out five months after he was placed on paid administrative leave for undisclosed reasons.
Charles Odimgbe has severed his relationship with RIPTA, according to a tersely written press release issued by the transit authority’s board. The decision to end his employment was mutual, according to the statement.