TF Green revises improvement plans to cut costs
WARWICK, R.I.—A state official says T.F. Green Airport is revising safety improvement plans on its secondary runway to cut costs.
The Providence Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/yXauJR) that Peter A. Frazier, interim president of the Rhode Island Airport Corp., says safety improvements were estimated to cost $70 million.
It climbed to $110 million, up 57 percent, following more detailed cost estimates. Frazier said that's considerably beyond what would be a practical investment by the Federal Aviation Administration or T.F. Green.
He says a revised proposal will deliver nearly the same safety improvements at a cost of $42 million.
The airport is saving money by not buying properties that would have been in the way, deferring relocation of a taxiway and reducing the impact on wetlands.
Frazier says the changes will not affect plans to extend the airport's main runway.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com