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Avedisian resigns as RIPTA chairman

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian has resigned his post as chairman of the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority.

RIPTA confirmed the news that Avedisian resigned at the beginning of their board meeting on Monday afternoon. The resignation was effective immediately.

The Warwick Mayor has held the position since 2012.

RIPTA has been plagued of late for numerous bus accidents and budget problems. It started this budget year $5.6 million short.

The mayor acknowledged the issues but insisted his resignation was just a matter of timing, and that things for RIPTA are looking up.

Governor Raimondo will now search for a new Chairman. Once a candidate is appointed, the board will then take a vote.



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