- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - The director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has apologized for the way he fired back at criticism during a public meeting.

The Monday meeting in Warwick was a public discussion about a proposed $800 million 6/10 Connector project in Providence.

When a man accused the DOT of failing to consider public input on RhodeWorks, director Peter Alviti pointed his finger at the man and yelled “let me tell you something, pal… We took every one of the suggestions.”

Alviti tells WJAR-TV (https://bit.ly/1SgfGgA ) Tuesday that he’s sorry for pointing at the man, but says he won’t apologize for his answer.

He says he’s a “passionate Italian” and admits that his actions and the tone of his presentations come up in his daily conversations with the governor’s office.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com


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