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Manager at Roanoke transit company suspended during investigation

Staff Report • Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Roanoke Times is reporting that a manager at Greater Roanoke Transit Company has been suspended after coming under investigation for possible bid rigging.

William "Chip" Holdren was suspended from First Transit, an Ohio company that manages the bus system for the city of Roanoke, said Nicole Jones, a spokeswoman for the company.

The suspension will remain in effect until the investigation is completed, Jones said.

Meanwhile, Diane Holdren released the following statement through her attorney, Matthew Broughton of Roanoke:

"Due to the fact that this is an ongoing investigation, my attorneys have instructed me not to comment at this time," the statement read.

"I have cooperated with the investigation. Once the investigation is complete, I am confident there will be logical answers to any questions that might remain."

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