Study results for Vermont, Massachusetts

September 16, 2015

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will air findings on a study to expand regional intercity passenger rail service at three public meetings to be held in Massachusetts and Vermont in September.

The study, known as the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIRI), examined the potential to expand passenger rail service to serve large and small communities along a 470-mile corridor across New England, Quebec and New York.

Two meetings are planned in Massachusetts and one will be held in Vermont; additional information on the meetings can be found here.Website Insert Call Me State DOTs copy

The proposed service would provide both long-distance and regional passenger train services. Covering longer distances than commuter trains, these trains would connect to a large network of metropolitan areas and small towns.

Project stakeholders said the purpose of the proposed service is three-fold: To provide additional regional travel options through quality passenger rail; connect major cities in the Northeast and Quebec with smaller cities and rural areas and create a competitive rail transportation alternative to car, bus and air options.

Read the full story from RT&S editor Mischa Wanek-Libman by clicking here.


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