Governor Donald L. Carcieri, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) will host a special Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail train ride for guests and media on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Participants will board this specially scheduled train at the Providence Train Station, located at 100 Gaspee Street in Providence, and depart on an MBTA commuter rail train to the new station stop at T.F. Green in Warwick. Full commuter service to this new station will begin the same day, Monday, December 6, at 6:01 a.m.
Festivities will begin with a train ride from Providence to Warwick. The train will be greeted at T.F. Green station by the Pilgrim High School Marching Band. A speaking program will then be held in the InterLink garage, part of Rhode Islandís multi-modal transportation hub, adjacent to the T.F. Green station platform. A specially scheduled train back to Providence will depart the T.F. Green station at 12:30 p.m. All trains will leave promptly.
Confirmed attendees and speakers include Governor Carcieri, RIDOT Director Michael Lewis, RIAC President and CEO Kevin Dillon, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Federal Transit Administration Administrator Peter Rogoff, RI House of Representatives Speaker Gordon Fox, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, and MBTA General Manager and MassDOT Rail and Transit Administrator Richard A. Davey.
Contact: Dana Alexander Nolfe 401-222-1362 x4450