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RIPTA adds paratransit software system

Agency is challenged with providing quality customer satisfaction with multiple ridership venues from ADA, Medicare, several workshops and Meal-sites, and the associated costs with its paratransit services throughout the state.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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