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March 21, 2014

RIPTA receives $1.6M in Sandy funds

Will use the funds to improve passenger protection and reduce flooding at the Newport Gateway Center, one of the agency’s major transit hubs. The facility’s tent-like sails, which were designed to protect riders from sun and rain, were severely damaged by the superstorm in October 2012.


June 11, 2013

RIPTA to introduce BRT, bus tracking

The R-Line is RIPTA’s first Rapid Bus Route scheduled to begin service in January of 2014.


April 16, 2013

RIPTA taps police commander for CEO

Board voted to offer a one-year contract to Raymond B. Studley, the state police commander put in charge of the authority by Gov. Lincoln Chafee last August. Studley has not yet accepted the job.


October 5, 2012

Review: No fiscal oversight at RIPTA

Agency would pay bills before checking to see if it could cover the expenses, sources say.


September 11, 2012

RIPTA halts fleet paint job plans amid cost concerns

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

RIPTA CEO placed on leave during security probe

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

State police to oversee operations at RIPTA

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

RIPTA to offer language interpretation service

Conducted over the phone, designed to improve communication with non-English speaking passengers. Offers interpretation in over 170 languages.


March 19, 2012

RIPTA, AARP partner on senior rider workshops

The “How to Ride RIPTA Workshop” series, held March 5, created for the state’s senior community, was designed to empower the senior community to mobilize and remain independent. All attendees of this travel training program received a free step-by-step “How to Ride Guide.”


November 28, 2011

RIPTA streetcar project puts Brown U. shuttle service in doubt

Currently, a shuttle is the university's only transportation system to the Med School and affiliated hospitals.


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