Thursday, February 28, 2013
The woman, who died after being stabbed on a RIPTA bus Wednesday, worked at several area Subway shops.
Portsmouth police have identified the woman who was fatally stabbed shortly after boarding a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus early Wednesday morning. The victim has been identified as Terry Chiodo, 46, of Portsmouth. Portsmouth police say Chiodo boarded the RIPTA bus in front of the Portsmouth Multi Purpose Senior Center on Bristol Ferry Road. At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Portsmouth police were called to the overlook on West Main Road near Lehigh Terrace in regards to a reported stabbing. The overlook is less than a mile from where Chiodo boarded the bus. "When police arrived on scene, they learned that a 46-year-old female resident of Portsmouth had been stabbed by a male passenger shortly after she boarded the bus," …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The suspect, Christopher James, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Second District Court.
A Providence man, arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly stabbing a Portsmouth woman on a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus, was arraigned this afternoon in Second District Court. Christopher R. James, 46, with a last known address of 207 Rhodes St., Providence, was charged with first-degree domestic murder, according to WPRO. He did not enter a plea at his arraignment, according to the article. He is also being held without bail pending a hearing, reports The Providence Journal. The Journal also released the identity of the victim despite investigators withholding this information pending family notification. At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Portsmouth police were called to overlook on West Main Road near Willow …
Police were seen boarding a RIPTA passenger bus early Wednesday morning on West Main Road near Carnegie Tower.
Updated at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday A Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) passenger was stabbed to death early Wednesday morning on a bus in Portsmouth, reports WPRI.com. Several early commuters drove by the RIPTA bus, which was seen stopped at 6:15 a.m. on West Main Road near the overlook at Lehigh Terrace. "On Feb. 27, at approximately 6:15 a.m. Portsmouth police were called to the area of West Main Road near Willow Lane in regards to a reported stabbing that occurred on a RIPTA bus," according to a release issued by Portsmouth police. "When police arrived on scene, they learned that a 46-year-old female resident of Portsmouth had been stabbed by a male passenger shortly after she boarded the bus. Immediately after the stabbing…
Friday, October 7, 2011
By: Abel Collins
Friday, October 7, 2011
I am tempted to cite statistics that prove the value of public transportation to economic development; to give worker and student ridership percentages and the savings those riders realize by taking the bus; to give statistics of how ridership has gone up in recent years despite fare increases, to point out that we will never adequately reduce carbon emissions without a robust public transit system; to elaborate the health benefits associated with the more active lifestyle of a transit rider and the improved air quality of communities with less congested roadways; et cetera. In a more rational world, these valid and persuasive arguments would already have convinced state leaders to preserve and expand Rhode Island Public Transit Authority…