April 16, 2013
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
Agency would pay bills before checking to see if it could cover the expenses, sources say.
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.
March 19, 2012
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
Currently, a shuttle is the university's only transportation system to the Med School and affiliated hospitals.
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.
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