Proposed $247M Amtrak station at Warwick airport draws mixed reaction

Updated at 3 p.m. on Jan. 28

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION would like to add a second platform and new track for an Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but not everyone agrees that spending $247 million on it is wise. / PBN FILE PHOTO
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION would like to add a second platform and new track for an Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but not everyone agrees that spending $247 million on it is wise. / PBN FILE PHOTO
A proposed Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has public transit advocates and members of the business community divided over whether the station would serve as a valuable economic driver in the state or whether the money would be better spent elsewhere. A 2020 study commissioned by the R.I. Department of Transportation…

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