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RI lawmakers look to stabilize transit funding

March 30, 2012
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—A panel of Rhode Island state lawmakers is investigating ways to prevent future service cuts at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.

The Senate Study Commission on Sustainable Transportation Funding is scheduled to meet Friday at the Statehouse.

RIPTA has had to eliminate jobs and trim service on some routes to eliminate budget deficits. Lawmakers have said the state needs to find better ways of funding public transit to prevent future cuts.

Friday's meeting is expected to feature a presentation from RIPTA staff.

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