Topic : RIPTA

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RIPTA halts fleet paint job plans amid cost concerns

Accessibility| 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.

RIPTA CEO placed on leave during security probe

Bus| 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.
Accessibility| 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.
Bus| 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.
Accessibility| 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.”
Rail| 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.
Rail| July 14, 2011

RIPTA debuts hybrid trolleys

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.
Accessibility| June 16, 2011

RIPTA to bring accessible taxicabs to area

Originally planning to begin the program in September, RIPTA had settled on buying Chrysler minivans. However, because RIPTA plans to buy 10 vans, the vehicles must pass Altoona testing; a process which the vans previously selected had not gone through.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

R.I. transit authority to buy accessible taxicabs

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.
Accessibility| November 16, 2010

R.I. Transit Authority fills new CEO position

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.

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