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Expansion Efforts at T.F. Green Airport

TF Green AirportThe dramatic growth of this facility within the City of Warwick has been a major point of debate for a considerable amount of time. The following is a comprehensive list of resources to assist you in researching this issue.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • T.F. Green International Airport Homepage. - Flight information, services, master plan updates, weather, and more.

  • Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) - The Rhode Island Airport Corporation was formed on December 9, 1992 as a semiautonomous subsidiary of the then Rhode Island Port Authority, now the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation to operate and maintain the state's airport system. The powers of the corporation are vested in its seven-member board of directors, six of whom are appointed by the governor, and one member appointed by the mayor of the City of Warwick.

  • Intermodal Facility - The highly anticipated Warwick Intermodal Facility is scheduled to open for train service in late 2010. The Intermodal Facility will serve MBTA commuter trains traveling between Warwick, Providence and Boston. The Intermodal Facility will also provide service to Wickford Junction. Adjacent to the station will be a consolidated rental car facility to house all airport rental car operations. The 6 level parking garage will include approximately 1,800 spaces for rental car operators and 800 for rail commuters. Importantly, it also includes a 1,200-foot, elevated, enclosed, skywalk, with moving sidewalks to help shuttle passengers to and from T.F. Green Airport. Additionally, there will be a bus hub for local and intercity bus services.

AIRPORT EXPANSION

  • Record of Decision - On September 23, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a Record of Decision issued which approved the Preferred Alternative for the T. F. Green Airport Improvement Program. The FAA, in coordination with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), identified the preferred alternative as B4 in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. This series of improvements would:

    • Extend the primary runway, Runway 5-23, to the south by 1,530 feet to a total length of 8,700 feet.
    • Construct new belly cargo and U.S. Postal Service facilities, new integrated cargo facilities and a new fuel farm.
    • Relocate Taxiway C to increase the spacing to 400 feet between the runway and taxiway.
    • Shift the secondary or crosswind runway, Runway 16-34, approximately 100 feet to the north so that an engineered materials arresting system (EMAS) can be installed at each end of the runway to create an enhanced runway protection zone.
    • Demolish Hangar 1 to remove an airspace obstruction.
    • Relocate roadways, build additional parking facilities and expand and modify the passenger terminal.

    The ROD presents the FAA's determinations and environmental approvals for the federal actions necessary to implement the T.F. Green Airport Improvement Program. The FAA carefully considered all comments submitted prior to issuing its decision, which includes responses to comments received on the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Click here to read the Record of Decision in its entirety.

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - Mitigation measures for acquisition, sound insulation and volutary land acquisition for noise are detailed in the maps below. 

    For more information, contact W. D. Schock Land Acquisition Site Office at 401-732-8320. 

  • T.F. Green Airport 20 Year Master Plan Page - The goal of a master plan is to provide guidelines for future airport development which will satisfy aviation demand in a financially feasible manner, while at the same time resolving the aviation, environmental, and socioeconomic issues existing in a community.

  • FAA Airport Master Plan Guidelines - Learn more about the primary focus of an airport master plan.

AIR / WATER QUALITY REPORTS

  • Air Quality - Under Section 1-7-1 of the State of Rhode Island General Law (Air Quality Monitoring Act), the Rhode Island Air Corporation (RIAC) is to design, acquire, install, operate and maintain a long-term air quality monitoring program in the vicinity of TF Green Airport in Warwick.

  • Air / Water Quality Studies -
  • Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) - This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Final Department of Transportation (DOT) Section 4(f) Evaluation analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with various improvements identified in the planning process for T.F. Green Airport Improvement Program, proposed by the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC). The purpose of the Improvement Program is to: enhance airport safety and enhance the efficiency of the Airport and the New England Regional Airport System, to more fully meet the current and anticipated demand for aviation services. T.F. Green Airport functions as an integral component within the Rhode Island, regional, and national air transportation networks by providing facilities and related infrastructure that will allow a level of air transportation services that meet demand.

NOISE MITIGATION

  • Noise Management - The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is committed to reducing, whenever possible, the effects and exposure of aircraft noise from Green Airport and the state's General Aviation airports. Our team responds to citizens' concerns, monitors aircraft noise, educates the public about noise issues, and provides information regarding aircraft operations and noise levels. Noise abatement is achieved through a variety of strategies including voluntary agreements, land use measures, and programs designed to reduce the effects of aircraft noise on nearby residents.

  • National Organization to Insure a Sound-controlled Environment (NOISE) - Through PCR 179-01, the Warwick City Council unanimously recommended that the City of Warwick join this league of municipalities.

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Additional Links:

  • A History of T.F. Green Airport - From its humble beginnings in 1931, discover how this facility grew to a major regional airport handling 5,000,000 passengers per year.