Reports & Plans

State Rail Plan

Vermont State Rail Plan

Final Plan

Technical Reports

Tech Memo 1: Overview of the State Rail System

Tech Memo 2: Existing Conditions - Vermont’s Freight and Passenger Rail System

Tech Memo 3: Future of State-Owned Railroads

Tech Memo 4: Passenger Rail Service Build-Out



Newsletter #1: Rail Plan Update Announcement

Newsletter #2: Planning for Passenger Rail in Vermont

Newsletter #3: Priorities for Upgrading Freight

Newsletter #4: Draft of State Rail Plan Under Review

NY - VT Bi-State Intercity Passenger Rail Study

The objective of the NY-VT Bi-State Intercity Passenger Rail project was to identify and develop an environmentally and operationally feasible intercity passenger rail service for western Vermont and east-central New York.

Several service alternatives were evaluated using a two-tiered screening methodology focused on access & mobility, capital & operating costs, ridership, and environmental criteria. The optimal service design, which scored highest according to the selection criteria, is a new intercity passenger rail service which links the towns of Rutland VT, Manchester VT, North Bennington VT, and Mechanicville NY to Albany NY and New York NY utilizing rail lines from Vermont Railway, Pan Am, and CSX.


Service Development Plan

Preliminary Engineering

Final Environmental Assessment


Vermont Freight Plan

St. Albans-Montpelier Commuter Rail Study

Boston/Montreal High Speed Rail

Middlebury Spur - Environmental Impact Statement Warning: +100 MB File

Additional Publications