Friday, March 22, 2013
Local legislators are asking for a waiver of insurance for RIPTA for interstate travel between Rhode Island and Massachusetts as the agency is considering restoring service to Tiverton.
Friday, March 22
As the the Island Public Transit Authority is considering restoring bus service to Tiverton for the first time since 2008, four local legislators are asking for a waiver of insurance for Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) to allow interstate travel between Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Four local legislators representing five communities across Newport and Bristol counties sent a letter to the Rhode Island Congressional delegation, requesting their assistance in allowing RIPTA to receive the waiver. The letter comes days after RIPTA held a meeting with Tiverton and Little Compton residents discussing the return of bus service to the area. Service was discontinued in 2008 after a weight limit was imposed on the old Sakonnet …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The family of the late Terry Chiodo released the following statement.
The family of the late Terry Chiodo, a Portsmouth woman who was fatally stabbed early Wednesday morning shortly after boarding a RIPTA bus, released the following statement. The victim's estranged husband, Christopher James, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death. The Texas family of Terry Chiodo wish to thank the heroes who grabbed the animal who murdered our family; on the bus, who risked their lives to apprehend that murderer. You will be hailed in Texas and by us as heroes; who do not stand by and witness assaults on women in public, and in private. Texas stands by you in this as well as millions of women who have been abused. To the Lt. Col. Raymond Studley; we express our thanks for your condolences …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
How did you react when you heard about this tragic death on a RIPTA bus?
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The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence says stabbing today is a stark reminder "that we have a long way to go to achieve a Rhode Island that is free of domestic violence."
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Thursday, February 28
The following is from a statement issued by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Portsmouth Police Department has not released the name of the victim from today's fatal stabbing on a RIPTA bus. First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of Terry L. Chiodo. While her death marks the first murder to occur in Portsmouth in a decade and Rhode Island’s first domestic violence murder in 2013, it is also a stark reminder that we have a long way to go to achieve a Rhode Island that is free of domestic violence. Even in a community that is known for its safety, domestic violence does happen behind closed doors every day by abusers who seek to control their partners—murder is often their final …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The suspect, Christopher James, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Second District Court.
A Providence man, arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly stabbing a Portsmouth woman on a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus, was arraigned this afternoon in Second District Court. Christopher R. James, 46, with a last known address of 207 Rhodes St., Providence, was charged with first-degree domestic murder, according to WPRO. He did not enter a plea at his arraignment, according to the article. He is also being held without bail pending a hearing, reports The Providence Journal. The Journal also released the identity of the victim despite investigators withholding this information pending family notification. At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Portsmouth police were called to the overlook on West Main Road near Willow …
Police were seen boarding a RIPTA passenger bus early Wednesday morning on West Main Road near Carnegie Tower.
Updated at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday A Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)passenger was stabbed to death early Wednesday morning on a bus in Portsmouth, reports WPRI.com. Several early commuters drove by the RIPTA bus, which was seen stopped at 6:15 a.m. on West Main Road near the overlook at Lehigh Terrace. "On Feb. 27, at approximately 6:15 a.m. Portsmouth police were called to the area of West Main Road near Willow Lane in regards to a reported stabbing that occurred on a RIPTA bus," according to a release issued by Portsmouth police. "When police arrived on scene, they learned that a 46-year-old female resident of Portsmouth had been stabbed by a male passenger shortly after she boarded the bus. Immediately after the stabbing, …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The air quality warning has been issued for Rhode Island.
It's not summer in Rhode Island without an ozone alert day. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting air quality will reach unhealthy levels Tuesday in most of the state, according to a news release. Regular RIPTA bus services will be free Tuesday, according to the DEM announcement. If you need to stay cool, visit these official cooling centers nearby: The Department of Health warns these unhealthy levels of ozone can cause throat irritation, coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, increased susceptibility to respiratory infection and aggravation of asthma/other respiratory ailments – all worsened by exercise and heavy activity. The children, elderly and people with underlying lung diseases are …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The air quality warning has been issued for Rhode Island.
It's not summer in Rhode Island without an ozone alert day. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting air quality will reach unhealthy levels Wednesday in most of the state, according to a news release. DEM predicts that conditions will be at their worst in the mid to late afternoon as a "very warm and very humid" air mass will be present at that time. Regular RIPTA bus services will be free Wednesday, according to the DEM announcement. The Department of Health warns these unhealthy levels of ozone can cause throat irritation, coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, increased susceptibility to respiratory infection and aggravation of asthma/other respiratory ailments – all worsened by exercise and …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Public transit is the service where those who care about the forgotten, underserved and disenfranchised in this society must not back down.
I am tempted to cite statistics that prove the value of public transportation to economic development; to give worker- and student-ridership percentages and the savings those riders realize by taking the bus; to present statistics on how ridership has gone up in recent years despite fare increases, to point out that we will never adequately reduce carbon emissions without robust public-transit systems; to elaborate the health benefits associated with the more active lifestyle of a transit rider and the improved air quality of communities with less congested roadways; et cetera. In a more rational world, these convincing arguments would already have persuaded state leaders to expand Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) service, but…