Developed every five years in compliance with the U.S. Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Comprehensive State Rail Plan helps identify needs and guides investments in North Carolina's freight and passenger rail network for the next 25 years.
The Executive Summary, Comprehensive State Rail Plan, and Appendices were last approved and adopted in 2015. NCDOT is updating the plan, one that will clearly communicate the vision for North Carolina's rail system while supporting the state's goals and policies when it comes to rail.
The plan will identify a program of short and long-term strategic freight, passenger and rail safety investments for the next 30 years that support safe and reliable rail transportation and spur economic development statewide.