By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 11, 2019
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $2.8 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to further plan an Amtrak connection at Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport.
The airport is currently served by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) commuter line, which also connects Boston to Providence, R.I. Amtrak currently stops in Providence, Kingston and Westerly, R.I. Proponents of the project say an Amtrak stop at T.F. Green Airport could position the state to attract new investment, create jobs, and enhance transportation options for Rhode Islanders, commuters and visitors to the state.