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I think the governor likes to have these press events because he looks so handsome with the contstruction hat on. But I am glad there is no glass up on the walkway yet as we are about to get some weather via the tropics in the next few weeks. They will be able to find the orange mesh in Boston after 8/24.

When the first train stops in Warwick and Don and entourage get off I will believe it.

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Most people who have a choice will choose pvd over logan at any chance they can because of the ease of geting in and out of the airport. the cost to park also is a concern. it is much cheaper to park at green and there is space not far from the terminal.

The other factor will be the demand from southern RI and CT. when the station is completed.

Unless I am mistaken isnt the only confirmed rail service 4 stops a day from MBTA? I dont see how that would link southern RI. If we had frequent rail service between Attleboro and say New London that could help. I myself refuse to go to Logon because its so conveluted, I can imagin people in CT and Souther RI taking commuter rail to Green to fly and moreso could link the souther part of the state to Providence. But the first question still stands, 4 stops from MBTA will give a little boost but wont to much at all for the southern half of the state.

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Would it be possible for a private railroad to institute passenger service along the NEC? It is an electrified route, getting surplus EMUs should be possible, I wonder if a private group could manage to run hourly train service?

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Unless I am mistaken isnt the only confirmed rail service 4 stops a day from MBTA? I dont see how that would link southern RI. If we had frequent rail service between Attleboro and say New London that could help. I myself refuse to go to Logon because its so conveluted, I can imagin people in CT and Souther RI taking commuter rail to Green to fly and moreso could link the souther part of the state to Providence. But the first question still stands, 4 stops from MBTA will give a little boost but wont to much at all for the southern half of the state.

According to several older articles, the tentative agreement between RI and the MBTA is for 8 weekday roundtrips - that would mean 8 in each direction.

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Would it be possible for a private railroad to institute passenger service along the NEC? It is an electrified route, getting surplus EMUs should be possible, I wonder if a private group could manage to run hourly train service?

It would be possible and Providence and Worcester Railroad has made noises that they may want to do so (they'd probably want some state or Federal subsidies, but I think they could also do without that). P&W *might* actually own the third track from Pawtucket to Quonset (I'm not sure on that one), if so, they wouldn't need to fuss with Amtrak too much, though Providence Station movements would likely include working with Amtrak somehow.

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Unless I am mistaken isnt the only confirmed rail service 4 stops a day from MBTA? I dont see how that would link southern RI. If we had frequent rail service between Attleboro and say New London that could help. I myself refuse to go to Logon because its so conveluted, I can imagin people in CT and Souther RI taking commuter rail to Green to fly and moreso could link the souther part of the state to Providence. But the first question still stands, 4 stops from MBTA will give a little boost but wont to much at all for the southern half of the state.

Ideally, eventually, we will have commuter rail service all the way to Westerly and perhaps New London, that is part of long range planning. But even once we get service as far as Wickford Junction, that is a bonus for South County. Driving to and parking at Wickford Junction should be an attractive option. The current set up, driving to Providence or Attelboro is not as attractive to someone in South County, once you've fought traffic through Providence, you might as well drive all the way to Boston.

Even for commuters going into Providence only, a Wickford Junction station with quick, easy, inexpensive parking should prove to be preferable to some over fighting Providence traffic and finding and paying for parking in Providence. Especially attractive if your employer does not subsidize parking, but does subsidize your transit. Also, we'll need somesort of MBTA/RIPTA combo pass system, something that is at the very least, on RIPTA's radar from what I hear.

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The more trains stopping the better. What RIPTA should have is a shuttle that goes from Wickford to Providence and back with stops every 15 minutes. You would need a few trains to keep that schedule. The problem with only 4 trains a day will be most travellers will not want to wait more than 15-25 minutes for the next train. Anything longer and they will want to take a cab or bus.

Otherwise this station will be more to let people off who are coming to the airport rather than picking passengers up who have just landed.

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Again, the plan is for 8 trains, not 4. The station is first and foremost for commmuters to Providence and Boston - any airport-related use is basically an added benefit.

Having said that, I agree that it would be magnificent to have a 40-50 passenger single car DMU-type shuttle in between the gaps of the heavier-rail commuter trains.

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The more trains stopping the better. What RIPTA should have is a shuttle that goes from Wickford to Providence and back with stops every 15 minutes. You would need a few trains to keep that schedule. The problem with only 4 trains a day will be most travellers will not want to wait more than 15-25 minutes for the next train. Anything longer and they will want to take a cab or bus.

Otherwise this station will be more to let people off who are coming to the airport rather than picking passengers up who have just landed.

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Intermodal Overview

In August, Governor Donald L. Carcieri, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, RI Department of Transportation Director Mike Lewis, RI Airport Corporation Director Kevin Dillon and local elected officials and media received a construction update of the Intermodal project at TF Green Airport. As part of the update, Governor Carcieri led a hardhat tour, taking guests across the Intermodal skywalk, from the airport terminal, across Post Road to the future Customer Service Operations building and the Garage and Fueling Platform.

Terminal End Improvements (TEI)

White intumescent paint application is complete on the exposed structural steel elements of the bridge. Masonry work is more than 90% complete. Mechanical rooms, elevator pits, exterior walls, and the stair tower have been constructed with masonry block. The roof and parapet walls for the bridge are now complete. Mechanical rough-in and densglass installation continue at both the bridge and the terminal building.

Skywalk

Mechanical equipment for the Skywalk such as HVAC, sprinkler piping and drainage runs are currently being installed .from the short term parking lot across Post Rd. to Fresno Street. The roof membrane is now about 50% complete. The concrete slab on deck is now finished. The skywalk underbelly framing is complete from the stair tower to column #14. The moving walkway equipment is onsite and being installed. The walkway support stanchions are being welded on a daily basis in preparation to install the belt for the moving walkways.

CSO

The bridge that will eventually connect the Customer Service Operations building (CSO) to the garage was erected in August. Detail work on the bridge is complete. Structural steel for both the CSO and Skywalk cooling tower are also complete. Drywall is being placed on the first floor and mechanical rough-in continues on the first and third floors of the CSO. All mechanical spaces are being painted with a primer for wall hanging equipment to be placed. Panels are being installed on the outside of the building.

Garage and Fueling Platform

The first phase of precast construction on the West side of the railroad tracks is completed. A circular down ramp has been built in its entirety. The 350-ton crane moved to the east side of the tracks and began placing precast concrete in late August. The crane will continue to place between 10 and 20 pieces of precast concrete a day. Mini-piles are being drilled daily. The fourth and fifth floors of the garage have been sandblasted in preparation for Neoguard waterproofing material placement. This hard plastic material will preserve the garage by preventing water intrusion. Once the Neoguard has been placed, a final layer of concrete is poured. Caulking, bolting, and welding continue throughout the garage.

The Versalok retaining wall system is close to completion. Utility sleeves and empty conduit have been placed in preparation for future gas, drainage, and electric access to the fueling platforms? Foundations for the canopies over the fueling station will be poured shortly and followed by the placement of a moment slab to bring the third floor fueling platform to grade. Drainage piping under the fueling platform is underway. The fourth and fifth floor fueling platforms have stainless steel curb islands in place where the fuel pump and vacuums will eventually be placed.

Underground utility work continues at the garage, especially in the reclamation room and the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) tank room.

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T.F. Green air-rail link attractive to developer. Local developer Joe Piscopio, who owns the Hilton Garden Inn next door to the old Rhode Island Malleable Iron Works at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Kilvert Street, is in the process of renovating the building with the intent of opening it next month as an upscale restaurant with entrees cooked on a wood-fired grill and an atmosphere that will strongly reflect the building

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Here are a few articles regarding this:

8/23/09 PBN: "Warwick airport project nearing halfway point"

http://pbn.com/detail/44406.html

11/2/09 Beacon: "With MBTA agreement, DOT says Intermodal is on track"

http://www.warwickonline.com/pages/full_story/push?article-With+MBTA+agreement-+DOT+says+Intermodal+is+on+track%20&id=4257685-With+MBTA+agreement-+DOT+says+Intermodal+is+on+track

11/5/09 Beacon: "Despite recession, D'Ambra moving ahead with plans for $300M project"

http://www.warwickonline.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Despite+recession-+D-Ambra+moving+ahead+with+plans+for+-300M+project%20&id=4340601-Despite+recession-+D-Ambra+moving+ahead+with+plans+for+-300M+project

11/21/09 PROJO: "Warwick OKs development next to intermodal station"

http://www.projo.com/economy/DAMBRA_PROJECT_11-21-09_J6GGTDP_v11.345f11f.html

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December Intermodal Update

The Intermodal project is at 64% complete, on schedule and within budget. Project highlights to date include the completion of the curtain wall spanning the length of the skywalk, installation of escalators at the TEI and the connection of the east and west garages over the train tracks.

Terminal End Improvements(TEI)

Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installation continues at the terminal end. Overhead piping and roof drains continue to be installed as well. Glass curtain wall installation on the TEI bridge is over 90% complete. The stair tower is ready for exterior metal panels. Escalator units are being delivered to the site and lowered into the building by use of a crane. The elevator bays are now prepped and ready for the elevator units to be installed. All masonry work at the terminals end is complete.

Skywalk

The blue and green glass curtain wall along the skywalk from the TEI to the CSO is nearly complete with only a few panels along Fresno Street remaining to be installed. The sunshade is partially installed and extends south. Inside the skywalk, stanchions are being installed for the moving walkways on a daily basis. Moving walkways continue to be assembled and installed. Exterior metal panel installation is an ongoing operation. Hangers for the stretch fabric ceiling are being suspended from the (ceiling) aluminum roof decking. The ceilings in the skywalk is also being painted.

CSO

The exterior skin of the Customer Service Operations Building is complete. The CSO roof is sealed and composite panels and curtain wall are complete. The connector bridge between the east garage and CSO building is now accepting sheathing and metal panels. Walls are being primed and painted as they become available. Work is being done on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment as well as painting. Wire is being distributed throughout the building and the electrical room continues to be fit-out. Piping is being insulated and the mechanical controls are being placed.

Garage

Precast concrete sections now span over the railroad tracks. This was accomplished in the overnight hours following the last train of the evening. The east and west sides of the garage were connected at the third level. Detail work on the garage continues daily. The east and west garages, ground floor, has been paved and curb has been installed. Temporary power and lighting are being installed in the east garage. Elevator pits are being waterproofed. Various slab on grade and slab on deck pours are happening. Permanent power and lighting are being installed at the west garage. Stair tower #1 foundation has been poured and the concrete block installation has started. Masonry work continues. Fire protection piping is ongoing, as is the water service work to all necessary rooms in the building. The third floor fueling platform has been turned back over to Gilbane, from CBRE, to finish the moment slab. Steel for the 3rd and 4th floor fueling canopies was set in place in November. These steel canopy frames were raised and set into place by crane in the middle of November. The fueling islands have been backfilled, fuel piping placed, and underground drainage set in place. The 3rd floor is prepped for pouring of slab in early December.

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March Intermodal Update

15 March 2010

March Construction Update

The Intermodal Facility is nearly 75% complete. With less than seven months until opening, project partners, RIAC, RIDOT and FHWA have launched an Intermodal Marketing Contest. Students from RI colleges and universities have been invited to submit proposals for names and taglines to help in the branding of the facility.

“The intermodal will provide enhanced regional connectivity to and from the airport. By developing a brand name to market the facility, it will allow for travelers, who are not familiar with the area, to visualize where they are when they arrive in Warwick in proximity to Providence, Boston, Wickford and points beyond,” said Kevin Dillon, President and CEO. “We see this as an opportunity to engage our college students to develop a creative and useful identifier for the facility to be used for marketing purposes.”

The winning entry will be announced in April. For more information, visit pvdairport.com or call 691-2278.

Terminal End Improvements (TEI)

Inside the building vertical circulation installation continues. Elevator cabs are in place and detailing for escalators is ongoing. Mechanical and electrical work, not including elevators and escalators, is substantially complete. The glass curtain wall spanning the north and south sides of the TEI bridge is complete. Overhead hangers, ductwork, and fan coil units have been installed and are now being painted. The metal ceiling installation has begun. The Intumescent beams are being touched up with a final coat of paint. Inside the building, vertical circulation install continues. Overhead mechanical equipment at the TEI atrium is being installed and permanent power is being distributed to the entire building.

Skywalk

Metal panels are now installed throughout the skywalk. Downspouts have been installed on the north side of each pier. The glass at the knuckle is now finished and caulking between glass and frames is ongoing. The painting on ceiling above the walkway is continuing next month. The installation of glass on the moving walkways has begun along with detailing of stainless steel on the sides of walkways. The framing for the fabric ceiling is 75% complete above the walkways. The center ceiling frame will be installed over the next few months. Moving walkways continue to be assembled. The electrician is distributing power to the skywalk and has begun installation of the light fixtures on the curtain wall at the knuckle.

Customer Service Operations Building (CSO)

Fire alarm rough-in continues this month with taping of ceiling followed by mortaring of seam. Permanent power and heating systems are currently able to run. Mechanical devices are being tested such as boilers and variable frequency device. Metal framing installation for ceiling has been on going. The metal panel installation at the connector bridge, between the CSO building and parking garage, is nearing completion. The ceramic tile has been started at the toilet rooms. Water proofing the floors at toilet rooms will continue next month. Permanent power continues to be distributed to the entire building.

Garage

A major milestone was reached in February with the final precast concrete erection being completed. Metal panel installation continues at stair tower #6 as well as detailing of roofing at the tops of each stair. A permanent perimeter fence has been installed on the west side of Garage. Fire protection piping and floor drains continue to be installed. On the east side, elevator cab units are scheduled to be placed in March. Light fixtures and other electrical equipment also continue to be installed. An anti-projectile screen is currently being installed about the railroad tracks. Now that the weather is starting to warm, a few of the final foundations are being formed and poured at the West Garage. Fueling canopies have been painted. Installation of mechanical pipes and conduits is on going. Steel detailing at the 5th floor is ongoing.

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April Construction Update

Construction of the Intermodal Facility is 78% complete and on schedule for opening in Fall 2010. Remaining work will focus on finishes such as framing, painting, etc. as well as final permitting inspections.

Terminal End Improvements (TEI)

At the TEI, all overhead hangers, ductwork and fan coil painting is complete. Metal ceiling panel erection is near complete as are installation of lights and sprinklers. Stainless steel decking and stanchions are installed. Fire proofing of steel frames at the stair tower has been begun. Panels over mechanical equipment at the TEI atrium have been installed. Escalators at TEI building are upright with minor electrical and minor mechanical work remains. Power distribution for mechanical and communication room are well underway. Drywall partitions are being installed on each floor.

Skywalk

The Skywalk structure and mechanical equipment have been painted. The moving walkways continue to be assembled. Fitting and caulking of walkway stainless steel continues. Rough-in is ongoing for fire alarms, communication wires and lighting controls. Installation of metal frames surrounding fan coil units has been started with balancing of other mechanical equipments like sprinkler heads and duct work. The skywalk exterior is around 95% complete with minimal installation of glass and metal panels remaining. Painting at the knuckle stairways began in March.

Customer Service Operations Building (CSO)

Detail work continues with door hardware installation. Ceiling metal frames continue. Mechanical devices are being tested including testing of glycol chilled water for the HVAC system. The heating system is being adjusted as well. Ceiling tile placement is nearly finished. Overhead rough-in for mechanical and electrical piping is ongoing at the 3rd floor. Installation of metal frames for tenant office walls is complete. Gypsum board installation will follow.

Garage

Precast detail work at the south ramp and train platform is ongoing. Caulking and concrete topping continue. The garage canopy footings are now complete. Installation of curtain wall and waterproofing has been ongoing as well as installation of hoist beams, metal panels and roofing and closure details at the stair towers. Various mechanical electrical and plumbing system installations continue on all floors in the garage. Floor drains and fire protection sprinkler piping install also continue. Installation of perimeter fence and guard rail cable is completed. The escalators are on site being installed. Installation of the anti-projectile screen continues through April. The 12 foot excavation for the fueling tank was completed. The tanks have since been installed. At the QTA area, gas pumps have been placed at the 3rd and 4th floors and installation of fueling pipe and cat walks is ongoing.

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The Intermodal Facility is 78% complete and on schedule for opening in Fall 2010. Framing, painting, and other finish work is now the focus as well as final permitting inspections.

Terminal End Improvements (TEI)

At the terminal end, drywall is being installed on both ceilings and walls at all levels with subsequent priming and painting. Rough-ins for communication and sprinklers under escalators is ongoing. On site testing for air handling units began in May. At the TEI bridge ceiling metal panel and light fixture installation is complete. Escalator finish work continues. On the exterior of the bridge parapet metal framing is ongoing, with installation of aluminum sun shade on the curtain wall glass. Installation of metal panels and curtain wall glass at the TEI stair tower are near completion.

Skywalk

The exterior of the Skywalk structure is almost complete. Painting of the stairway at the knuckle is underway. Overhead mechanical equipment has been painted. Installation of center panels and hangers for stretch fabric ceiling is ongoing. Caulking for curtain wall system continues. The moving walkway assembly is at various phases of completion throughout the skywalk. A few of the walkways are ready for inspection. Smoke door installation has begun. Floor supports will then be installed. Rough-in work for fire alarm, communication wiring and lighting control is also ongoing. The air conditioning will be turned on inside the structure before the end of the month.

Customer Service Operations Building (CSO)

Installation of the ceiling grid is almost complete. All testing and programming for cooling tower and other control systems continue, air conditioning should be on by the end of the month. After the overhead rough-in for mechanical and electrical piping is complete the metal panel and drywall began on the first floor. For tenant work, installation of drywall has finished and application of primer has started. Metal panels are being installed simultaneously to rough-in for overhead systems.

Garage

Only detailing work for precast concrete remains. At the ground level, concrete curbing and sidewalks are being poured and fine grading for pavement is ongoing. Caulking and topping slabs continue throughout the garage. The entrance canopy at the south ramp has been installed and the framing of parapet at the canopy is complete. Slab on grade at the entrance ramp continues. Fire hydrants are being installed as well as curtain wall glass. Handrails are being installed in the stairways and welding is complete. The water reclamation room is almost complete. Escalator installation is nearly finished. Assembly of the elevator cabs is ongoing. Anti-projectile screen is being installed along the Amtrak Right of Way. Rough-in stub-ups for parking equipment has been started. Installation of fire alarm continues throughout the garage. Fueling and windshield washer fluid tank installation was completed in April. Fit out for fueling islands and carwash equipment in the reclamation room has been begun. Installation of the fueling system at the platforms continues. After pouring slab on grade for the tenant offices, installation of metal frames for the quick turn around rental car offices is underway.

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Rhode Island Airport Corporation Unveils the Region’s Newest Transportation Connection

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"INTERLINK, Connecting you to New England”

WARWICK, R.I. – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is pleased to unveil the name of the new Intermodal facility at T.F. Green Airport. The transportation hub will be known as the INTERLINK, a name illustrative of its multi-modal connectivity.

Students attending Rhode Island Colleges and Universities with concentrations in business, marketing and/or communications were invited to assist in branding the facility by submitting names and taglines for consideration.

The winning proposal was submitted by Bryant University seniors Justin Andrews, Jameson (Jack) Antonowicz, Jacquelyn Parr, Pat Sargent and Brittany Beckerman with help from Mara Chapin and Hillary Smith. The students are all marketing majors under the instruction of Professor Jean Murray. They submitted an initial name and tagline along with an essay providing a clear understanding of the Intermodal. The students then presented their concepts in a brainstorming session where name and tagline were further refined.

The students suggest, “The name speaks to the action of what the intermodal does. The word Link acts as both a noun and a verb… the system links travelers to modes of transportation, including roadways, railways and the airway.”

“These talented Bryant University seniors researched the project and presented creative ideas for a name and tagline but also went beyond the requirements and offered a logo and sample marketing recommendations,” said Kevin Dillon, President and CEO. “Their efforts provided us with a good baseline to work from as we brand this facility for its regional connectivity and broad national and global appeal to airlines and travelers alike.”

Combining the concept of Link with the creative talent of RDW Group, the airport’s agency of record, RIAC now has a logo, tagline and graphic treatment with which to brand the regional transportation hub. (logo included below)

The INTERLINK will change the way Rhode Islanders travel. Opening in fall 2010, commuter rail, Intercity bus connections, rental car services and air connections will all be brought together. Travelers can access all these modes of transportation in a matter of minutes.

A prize of $1,000 is being awarded to the Bryant University marketing department in recognition of the students’ and Professor Murray’s efforts. The students and Bryant University will be recognized at the formal INTERLINK opening events.

The Intermodal is a collaborative effort of Project Partners the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The facility is scheduled to open in September 2010 and will provide multi-modal transportation with the connectivity of planes, trains, buses and cars. The facility will serve MBTA commuter trains traveling between Warwick, Providence and Boston, utilizing Amtrak rails; and eventually Wickford Junction in North Kingstown, RI. For more information, visit pvdairport.com.

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From the airport's website:

The Intermodal Facility is 85% complete and on schedule for opening in Fall 2010. The project has officially been renamed the InterLink, a name demonstrative of its multi-modal connectivity. Students attending Rhode Island Colleges and Universities with concentrations in business, marketing and/or communications were invited to assist in branding the facility by submitting names and taglines for consideration.

The winning proposal was submitted by Bryant University seniors Justin Andrews. Jameson (Jack) Antonowicz, Jacquelyn Parr, Pat Sargent and Brittany Beckerman with help from Mara Chapin and Hillary Smith. The students are all marketing majors under the instruction of Professor Jean Murray. The final name, tagline and logo was a collaborative effort of RIAC working in conjunction with their agency of record, RDW Group.

Terminal End Improvements (TEI)

At the terminal end, drywall installation on ceilings and walls is complete. Painting and finish work is now underway. The elevator install is complete and awaiting final inspection. Framework is being installed under the escalators. The two moving walkways in the TEI are nearing completion.Metal panel and light fixture installation is complete for the TEI ceiling. Metal parapet framing and sun shades have been set in place along the exterior of the curtain wall glass.

Skywalk

Moving walkway work continues with the addition of chains, glass outer rails and rubber handrails at various points in the Skywalk. Lighting fixtures are complete. Framing for smoke doors is complete. Work on fire alarms, communication wiring and lighting control systems are all ongoing. Another milestone has been reached- the stretch fabric ceiling installation is underway. The fabric is heated by a propane powered unit and stretched into place. Once the fabric has reached a certain elasticity the installed can wedge the sides into the already installed frame.

Customer Service Operations Building (CSO)

Exterior door and hardware installation are complete. Painting is underway as well as installation of lighting fixtures. All testing and programming for cooling tower and other control systems have been continuing. For tenant work, application of prime paint on finished drywall is finished. Metal panels are being installed simultaneously to rough-in for overhead systems. Major accessories in the toilet room have been installed and toilet partitions are to being placed next month. Glass doors between the CSO and garage connector bridge have been installed. Site work at the north side of CSO has started. Once the office trailers are removed from the site, the roadway, sidewalks and curb can be constructed.

Garage

Granite curbing and concrete sidewalk are being installed on Jefferson Boulevard and other locations surrounding garage. Detail work is on going throughout the garage. Lights were installed at the south ramp entrance canopy meaning the majority of permanent light is up and running inside the garage. Elevators are at various stages of completion. Concrete slabs have been poured for stairs. Escalators are in the process of being assembled. An anti-projectile screen has been installed facing the train tracks. Work on the parking revenue equipment has begun. Installation of fire alarms and lighting controls continue throughout the garage. Fueling tanks and windshield washer fluid tanks are installed. Fit out for fueling islands and carwash equipment in reclamation room has been on going. Installation of the fueling system at the platforms continues. Rental car quick turn around office construction is well underway in the garage.

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So they had a contest to name the new train station at the airport and they come up with the winning name of Interlink. And yesterday the DOT spokesperson says that there will be expanded train service from Providence to the "New Intermodal Station". Doesn't he know about the contest.

Will the expanded train service involve the MBTA or is there another provider lined up? October is coming fast.

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PBN 8/13/10: "R.I. DOT outlines preliminary schedule for future MBTA service to Warwick"

http://pbn.com/detail/51728.html

PROJO 8/17: "Airport’s station to get new routes"

http://www.projo.com/ri/warwick/content/DOT_MORE_AIRPORT_WARWICK_08-17-10_OLJIUT1_v8.2380421.html

PBN: "Officials break ground on MBTA station at Wickford Junction, will open next year"

http://pbn.com/detail/51804.html

PROJO:

"transportation

Work to begin on Wickford Junction station

The train is coming to Wickford Junction.

After more than a decade of planning and securing funding, the state Department of Transportation is set to break ground Wednesday morning on the new Wickford Junction Train Station at 1051 Ten Rod Rd.

Officials hope the station will ultimately become a major link for commuter service provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority that goes from Boston, Providence and T.F. Green Airport in Warwick to South County. The station is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2011.

The total cost of the station is estimated to be $58 million, according to a spokesman for Sen. Jack Reed, who worked to secure the bulk of the project’s government financing. It includes the engineering work, track improvements, train platform construction, the sidetracks and parking garage.

An additional $4.4 million is coming from federal stimulus funds, part of $13.7 million awarded earlier this year to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority and the state DOT for transportation projects.

Lisa Vernon-Sparks"

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PBN 8/13/10: "R.I. DOT outlines preliminary schedule for future MBTA service to Warwick"

http://pbn.com/detail/51728.html

PROJO 8/17: "Airport’s station to get new routes"

http://www.projo.com...v8.2380421.html

PBN: "Officials break ground on MBTA station at Wickford Junction, will open next year"

http://pbn.com/detail/51804.html

PROJO:

"transportation

Work to begin on Wickford Junction station

The train is coming to Wickford Junction.

After more than a decade of planning and securing funding, the state Department of Transportation is set to break ground Wednesday morning on the new Wickford Junction Train Station at 1051 Ten Rod Rd.

Officials hope the station will ultimately become a major link for commuter service provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority that goes from Boston, Providence and T.F. Green Airport in Warwick to South County. The station is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2011.

The total cost of the station is estimated to be $58 million, according to a spokesman for Sen. Jack Reed, who worked to secure the bulk of the project’s government financing. It includes the engineering work, track improvements, train platform construction, the sidetracks and parking garage.

An additional $4.4 million is coming from federal stimulus funds, part of $13.7 million awarded earlier this year to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority and the state DOT for transportation projects.

Lisa Vernon-Sparks"

Does anyone know when construction will begin in Wickford and who the GC is?

Thanks

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