The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will hold a hearing Monday on restoring bus service to Tiverton. Tiverton hasn’t had bus service in nearly five years. It was suspended when weight limits were placed on the Sakonnet River Bridge.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is considering changes to its bus service and wants the public to weigh in. The transit authority is considering two alternatives to how it’s running now.
RIPTA marketing director Amy Pettine says the changes won’t add costs to running the transit system, but could expand service in some much-needed parts of the state. She says this includes a new route proposed for Woonsocket and better coordination with commuter rail.
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.