Next RIPTA chief will have many challenges to navigate through

Corrected April 23 at 6 p.m.

ADVOCATES for bus riders will be keeping close tabs on the person the R.I. Public Transit Authority hires to lead the agency now that Scott Avedisian has resigned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
ADVOCATES for bus riders will be keeping close tabs on the person the R.I. Public Transit Authority hires to lead the agency now that Scott Avedisian has resigned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Public transit advocates have been adamant that the next CEO of the R.I. Public Transit Authority be someone outside the state’s political sphere who has experience operating a transit system, someone who can navigate an agency through being chronically underfunded and mismanaged for years. While the R.I. Public Transit Authority board solved one problem when

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