June 11, 2013
The R-Line is RIPTA’s first Rapid Bus Route scheduled to begin service in January of 2014.
September 11, 2012
Embattled CEO Charles Odimgbe, who was placed on administrative leave last month while the agency's finances are being investigated, ordered the new color scheme, but did not seek the approval of the agency’s board of directors, a RIPTA spokesperson said.
August 30, 2012
Officials said that the decision was made so state police could complete the review of the agency more effectively. The review stems from an incident in which someone covered security cameras in a room where cash fares are counted.
August 28, 2012
Lt. Col. Raymond Studley, the No. 2 person at the state police, will work with RIPTA's chief executive on what he called "the overall picture." He won't be directly involved in looking into what happened during a security breach in June, when someone covered a security camera in a room where cash bus fares are handled.
June 14, 2012
Conducted over the phone, designed to improve communication with non-English speaking passengers. Offers interpretation in over 170 languages.
July 14, 2011
Manufactured by Gillig Bus, in partnership with Cable Car Classics, each vehicle seats approximately 32 passengers and cost $696,959.50. FTA grants funded the base cost of the trolleys, and ARRA covered the incremental cost of the hybrid propulsion system.
May 18, 2011
The 10 vehicles will help fill a service void for those that don't qualify for RIPTA's paratransit services, or do not live near the agency's bus lines.
November 16, 2010
Charles Odimgbe, currently the general manager of Chatham Area Transit Authority in Savannah, Ga., wants to expand RIPTA's finances and role in the community.
October 6, 2010
On Monday, the agency displayed the new bus and trolley at a news conference at Kennedy Plaza.
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