I-91 Corridor Rail Study

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will collaborate to complete a feasibility study to examine the potential for improved passenger rail service from Springfield, Massachusetts to White River Junction, Vermont along the 1-91 corridor. The funding will be utilized by FTA to acquire the services of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to conduct the required study and provide data and summary reports. This Passenger Rail Study will consider the options for providing improved passenger rail along the "Knowledge Corridor", which encompasses Interstate 91 along the Connecticut River. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will study the long tern phased implementation strategy for passenger rail service along this corridor. It is intended that this project will build on the existing planning efforts by Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) for New Haven-Hartford- Springfield and support implementation of commuter rail service to Springfield. The study will primarily access the feasibility of rail passenger service between Springfield and White River Junction, Vermont. However, due to the interrelated nature of the corridor elements of this project will focus on the entire 186 mile corridor.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Transportation, Planning, Research and Development


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $663663.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Secretary
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Butler, Peter

  • Start Date: 20080201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35202

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492347
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTOS59-10-N-00781
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2013 1:00AM