RIPTA’s not the only public agency feeling effects of labor shortage

R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY officials say a shortage of drivers is forcing the agency to reduce services temporarily, but other organizations that provide public services are also feeling the effects of a lack of workers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Like many companies in the private sector, some state agencies and municipalities are struggling to fill positions amid a severe labor shortage. The R.I. Public Transit Authority, a quasi-public entity, announced on Sept. 28 that it was cutting back its bus services temporarily because it doesn’t have enough drivers. RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian said the

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