Following a record-breaking year for rail volume, the Quonset Development Corporation has received a $400,000 grant from the State's Transportation Improvement Program. The grant will improve rail crossing safety which is a top priority at the Park.
Audible signals and lights will be added at an "at-grade" rail crossing on Romano Vineyard Way to increase safety. Additionally, a segment of track will be upgraded. "Quonset's extensive rail infrastructure is a major asset to the Park. Thanks to the work of the Seaview Railroad, it's also a key business attraction tool," said Steven J. King, Managing Director of the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC). "These improvements will help support the growth and development of the over 200 businesses here at Quonset, as well as the safety of their employees," he added. Construction is scheduled for Spring 2018.