Replacing Lewis as DOT head ?a misstep for Gov. Raimondo

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's choices for key positions in her administration have demonstrated she wants to change the way things are done in the Ocean State. But at the same time she has retained or moved to new positions veteran Rhode Island bureaucrats, when their expertise and performance have merited it. So it was more…

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  1. Agree. Mike Lewis fine-tuned his Department to function in areas of safety, multimodal transportation, intrastate commuter rail, and communications with municipal governments and advocates. He was nationally involved in transportation. It is puzzling why he would be replaced with a local person with limited experience.
    Eugenia Marks, Policy Director Audubon Society of RI and member of Coalition for Transportation Choices.