Outgoing RIPTA CEO Payoff Disclosed, Interim Head Named

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Rhode Island Public Transit Authority officials agreed to a financial exit package for its outgoing CEO on Tuesday.

Under the terms, Scott Avedisian will receive 67-thousand-800 dollars, which includes 13 weeks of pay, plus unused vacation time.

He will not be eligible for a RIPTA pension. Avedisian has served as RIPTA's head since 2018.

He pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of a minor accident with damage that occurred in Warwick on March 27th.

Christopher Durand, the agency's chief financial officer will replace Avedisian on an interim basis.

(Photo Credit: RI Public Transit Authority)

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