December 6, 2010
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Odimgbe New RIPTA CEO
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) in Providence has named Charles Odimgbe to the newly created position of chief executive officer, effective Dec. 6.
Odimgbe comes to RIPTA from the Chatham Area Transit Authority in Savannah, GA, where he served as general manager for Veolia Transportation. A native of Nigeria, he began his public transit career in 1985 as a bus driver in Portland, OR, and is a former executive director of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority in Canton, OH.
RIPTA Board Chairman John Rupp explained that the agency created the new position to help with strategic and orderly planning.
Odimgbe is a member of the APTA Legislative Committee and Small Operations Steering Committee.