Construction began fall 2007; substantial completion was reached on October 27th 2010.
Interlink, formerly the Warwick Intermodal Station project, is an intermodal project connecting air, rail, bus, automobiles, and rental cars at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI that serves the Providence area and Southern Massachusetts.
The intermodal facility serves MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) commuter trains traveling between Warwick, Providence, and Boston, utilizing Amtrak rails; and Wickford Junction in North Kingstown, RI that opened in April 2012. The rail platform is integrated with a consolidated rental car facility that houses all airport rental car operations. The six-level parking garage includes approximately 1,800 spaces for rental car operators and 800 for rail commuters. This garage includes the first elevated fueling platforms in the country. A 1,200-foot, elevated and enclosed walkway with moving sidewalks connects passengers to and from the airport terminal. Additionally, the station incorporates opportunities for local and intercity bus service connections.
According to the Project Sponsor, the Interlink train station has improved peak hour congestion in the Providence metropolitan area by directing drivers to utilize rail transit for intercity travel and the people mover to access the airport. The travel time savings, approximately 1,000 additional jobs, and increased access to jobs in Providence generate an estimated $120 million in economic annual impact for the Tri-State Region. The project also emphasizes rider safety through the creation of a connected security system, tying security cameras to the airport security system.
- Federal Funding Grants: $124.5M
- TIFIA Loan: $42M
- Special Facility Revenue Bonds: $50.3M
- Customer Facility Charges: $29.7M
- State Grants: $31.1M
- Interest earnings $2.4M
Construction Manager at Risk
Parsons Brinckerhoff - Project management
Gilbane Building Company - Construction management
Jacobs Engineering Group - Design
To USDOT TIFIA JPO:
- TIFIA Legal Advisor: Ballard Spahr
- TIFIA Financial Advisor: Infrastructure Management Group
Direct loan: $42 million
The TIFIA loan will be secured by customer facility charges imposed by RIAC on people renting cars at the airport as well as payments by the rental car companies for tenant improvements in the Intermodal Facility.
- The project used an owner controlled insurance program (OCIP) in conjunction with an on-site health care company.
- The project used prefabricated elements to construct the garage and the Construction Manager at Risk delivery method (Every Day Counts Method).
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T.F. Green Airport
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