PA STATE RAIL PLAN

The 2020 PA State Rail Plan was formally accepted by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in June 2021. The State Rail Plan outlines existing conditions and trends and identifies proposed freight and passenger rail investments into 2045.


Pennsylvania State Rail Plan Files

2020 PA State Rail Plan (12.6MB pdf)

Appendix A: References (583K pdf)

Appendix B: Fiscal Year 2015-2020 RTAP and RFAP Grant Awards (910K pdf)

Appendix C: Other (Non-Class I-Affiliated) Transload Facilities (365K pdf)

Appendix D: Proposed Passenger Rail Projects (936K pdf)

Appendix E: Section 130 and Other Grade-Crossing Projects (429K pdf)

Appendix F: Proposed Freight Rail Projects (563K pdf)

Appendix G: RSIP Analysis - Passenger Short-Range and Long-Range Projects (378K pdf)

Appendix H: RSIP Analysis - Freight Short-Range and Long-Range Projects (646K pdf)

Appendix I: Stakeholder and Public Meeting Documentation (17.6MB pdf)

 

Public and stakeholder involvement is an important element of the plan update to ensure plan strategies, actions, and investments help meet passenger and freight rail needs in the Commonwealth. A virtual major stakeholder meeting was held in April 2020.

Two virtual, online public meetings were held in November 2020. Each meeting offered the same presentation and provided opportunity for questions and answers. In addition, the 30-day public comment period on the draft 2020 PA State Rail Plan concluded December 2, 2020.

Click to view public meeting PowerPoint presentation (11MB pdf).

Click to view Q&A summary from the November 16 public meeting (133K pdf).

Click to view Q&A summary from the November 17 public meeting (118K pdf).