Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick) has introduced legislation (2018-S 2064) that would increase the amount of money that the City of Warwick receives from the Rhode Island Airport Corporation in exchange for municipal services to T.F. Green Airport.
The annual amount would increase from $750,000 to $1,400,000, which is generated through parking revenue at the airport.
“There is no question that the success of T.F. Green Airport has an enormous impact on Rhode Island’s well-being and the City of Warwick is proud to host this bustling transportation center. But, in order to keep the airport functioning properly for the betterment of all its travelers, the City of Warwick does contribute a large share of municipal services to the airport’s operations. As costs rise, it is only fair that Warwick is properly compensated for its contributions and this bill will ensure just that,” Senator Lynch Prata, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary said in a statement.
The legislation is cosponsored by Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick) and Sen. Jeanine Calkin (D-Dist. 30, Warwick).