Scheduled for Monday is the next public RIPTA board meeting, pushed back a week. With no commitments from General Assembly leaders yet for additional funding, cuts are still to be expected. The RIPTA Riders will be meeting with House Speaker Gordon Fox on Monday before the meeting of the RIPTA board. Thanks largely to the efforts of organizers Randall Rose and Abel Collins, the grassroots group has successfully raised the profile of the fight, evident by the long list of press coverage on their website.
What’s worth being hopeful about is the newly scheduled September 8th special hearing by the Senate Committee on Oversight. Chair Tassoni has asked RIPTA to attend to discuss cuts in service and the RIde program.
Monday RIPTA board meeting
1:30 pm, Monday, 269 Melrose St (#22 Elmwood Ave bus)
Please wear blue, bring signs.
Tuesday RIPTA Riders general meeting
5:30 pm, Tuesday, 17 Gordon Ave, Suite 208 (#11 Broad St bus to Public)