SPACED OUT

OFF TRACK? In June, Wickford Junction ridership decreased 28 percent, from an average of 201 people each day in June 2012 to 144 people this past June, DOT said. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
OFF TRACK? In June, Wickford Junction ridership decreased 28 percent, from an average of 201 people each day in June 2012 to 144 people this past June, DOT said. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
There are plenty of seats available on trains heading to and from Rhode Island’s commuter-rail stations in Warwick and North Kingstown this fall. Empty parking spaces in the large, new garages next to those stations are also abundant. Nearly three years after Rhode Island began expanding rail service south of Providence, passenger volume to T.F.…

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  1. What was it $29 million for the train station in Wickford?

    Thank goodness the East Bay still has the bus and the bike path. We used to have train tracks but they were removed for the bike path.

    We just aren’t spending enough money in the West Bay what with the hundreds of millions spent on Quonset Point access roads and upgrades, the $60 or so million a year that gets sucked up from the State and sent to the West Bay via URI oh yeah and the train station.

    East Bay? Yes we must pay our own way for bridges because with only 2 tolled bridges in the State someone has to pay to maintain the other 750 or so bridges in the State.