Expansion Efforts at T.F. Green Airport
The 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.
- 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.
- 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 -
- Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - The purpose of an Environmental Impact Statement is to disclose environmental impacts, both positive and negative, resulting from Federal actions in order to make informed decisions. Multiple Federal and state agencies provide input; additionally, public input is required during various stages of EIS preparation. Through baseline data collection, including preliminary agency consultations, a composite inventory of key environmental factors, representing development opportunities and constraints, will be assembled to guide the development of infrastructure and operational alternatives at T. F. Green.
- 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.
OFFICIAL CITY OF WARWICK COMMENTS:
- (SEPTEMBER 2010) - City of Warwick objection to the Final Draft Environmental Impact Study Statement (EIS) for T.F. Green Airport, Warwick Rhode Island dated July 2010. (3.64MB)
- (JUNE 2009) - FINAL BINDED CITY COMMENTS - T.F. GREEN AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) - The City of Warwick submitted the attached for inclusion in the public record of the meeting conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Our submission includes the City's comments on the studies and findings contained within the Draft Environmental Consequences and Mitigation Technical Report (dated March 11, 2009 and prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), which includes a new alternative, B4, for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed improvements at TF Green State Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island (PVD).
- (APRIL 2009) - FINAL CITY COMMENTS - The City of Warwick has reviewed and is providing comment on the studies and findings contained within the Draft ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES AND MITIGATION TECHNICAL REPORT (dated March 11, 2009) for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc, (VHB) for the proposed improvements at T F Green State Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island (PVD)
- (January 2008) - Mayor Avedisian's direct response to a strongly written FAA letter that removes the 8,300' runway option from consideration within the EIS process.
- (May 2007) - T.F. Green State Airport Environmental Consequences - The attached document contains the City of Warwick comments, concerns and recommendations regarding the "Environmental Consequences" chapter of the EIS prepared for T.F Green State Airport. This submission will be included within the public record for this Environmental Impact Statement.
- (February 2007) - Mayor Avedisian's objections to alter the freshwater wetlands act
- (August 2006) - Runway Comments
- (April 2006) - City of Warwick's FINAL comments on the T.F. Green Airport Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
- (March 22, 2006) - Mayor Avedisian's Comments to the Rhode Island Airport Corporation and the Federal Aviation Administration at the FAA public hearing held on March 22, 2006.
- 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.