Connecticut State Rail Plan 2012-2016

The 2012-2016 Connecticut State Rail Plan was developed in compliance with the federal Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, Public Law 110-432.  The plan has been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation for review.

The Plan contains Connecticut’s mission, vision, and values for rail transportation’s role in an intermodal network.  The Plan provides an overview and inventory of the commuter, intercity, and freight rail system and facilities in Connecticut, the services provided, and the asset condition and constraints. It aims to support Connecticut’s role in developing a growing, interconnected rail system with adjoining states and to advance high-speed, intercity and freight investments in the region.

The Plan presents strategies and programs focused on ensuring that the existing passenger and freight rail infrastructure is maintained in a state of good repair, with another tier of investments aimed at maximizing the potential of current and future rail services. 

The Plan outlines a Long-Range Service and Investment Program utilizing a twenty-year planning horizon (2012-2032) that provides the full extent of the state’s rail program including costs, strategies, and steps for maintaining and expanding the system.

The development of this plan began in 2009 and is the result of extensive outreach and coordination with stakeholders and the public.

Please see a copy of the Connecticut State Rail Plan 2012-2016:Connecticut State Rail Plan 2012-2016

A copy of CTDOT Commissioner James Redeker's letter to USDOT Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo can be viewed here.

Questions concerning the State Rail Plan should be addressed to:

Ms. Brenda Jannotta
State Rail Plan Development
Phone: (203) 497-3366
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