Reports & Plans

State Rail Plan

The updated Vermont State Rail Plan will be posted on this page in May.  Thank you to all who participated!  Visit the main Rail Program page for updates on the restart of Amtrak service in Vermont.

Focus now shifts to finishing the update of the multimodal State Freight Plan. The updates of these two plans are coordinated given the importance to Vermont of freight moved by rail.

It is important to maintain a current, well-thought-through rail plan to


The Vermont Rail Advisory Council (VRAC) will serve as the sounding board for the update of the Rail Plan. In addition, everyone is invited to participate, and planned events include online options.

Newsletters and Outreach Material

Technical Memos, Reports, & Resources

VTrans Planning Coordinator Zoe Neaderland: or (802) 793-2778.

Sample of Previous Reports

2015 Vermont State Rail Plan (previous rail plan)

2014 NY - VT Bi-State Intercity Passenger Rail Study that included a service design for intercity passenger rail service linking 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.

2000 and on, Boston/Montreal High-Speed Rail (BMHSR) Corridor studies were launched after Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire successfully applied to Federal Rail Administration for one of two potential new National corridors:  It has since expanded to become the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIRI)NNEIRI is a conceptual planning study to examine adding more frequent and higher speed rail service on two rail corridors, the Inland Route (Boston-Springfield-NYC) and the Boston-to-Montreal Route: 2003 Phase 1 BMHSR Planning and Feasibility Study2016 NNEIRI Summary.

Additional Publications