RIDOT to offer free train service for Air Show

QUONSET, R.I. (WPRI) — It’s a sure sign of summer and a popular Rhode Island tradition but the traffic getting to and from the Rhode Island Air National Guard Open House Air Show in Quonset can be difficult.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is now proposing a free train service to and from the show.

Our news partners at the Providence Journal report trains will depart from the Providence and TF Green stations and bring passengers to the end of Quonset’s secondary runway.

Patrons would need to walk a short distance to the main runway where the airshow action takes place.

RIDOT released the following statement:

“Yes, RIDOT has proposed free train service to this year’s Air Show to help make sure more families can easily get to this great Rhode Island tradition, while helping to reduce traffic congestion to the show.  We are working with the R.I. National Guard, the National Guard Association of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, the Quonset Development Corporation and the MBTA and we will provide additional details about parking and schedules as they become available.”

The DOT also says they will release more details about parking and schedules as they become available.

The airshow is scheduled for June 11th and 12th.

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