Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 is the statewide long-range rail
transportation plan. It provides a vision for freight rail,
intercity passenger rail and commuter rail, and identifies
priorities and strategies that will serve as a basis for Wisconsin
rail investments over the next 20 years.
Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 will bring the State of Wisconsin in
compliance with the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of
2008 (PRIIA). In order to be eligible for federal funding, PRIIA
legislation requires state to develop a long-range plan for freight,
intercity passenger and commuter rail, and update the plan at least
every five years. Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 also brings the State of
Wisconsin in compliance with Title 49 United States Code Section 22102
requirements, making the state eligible to receive financial
assistance based on compliance with regulations through the U.S.
Secretary of Transportation.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) officially
adopted Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 on March 19, 2014. It includes 12
chapters with supporting materials included as appendices. The plan
can be downloaded by chapter through the
final plan link on the left side
of this page.
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Bureau of Planning and Economic Development,
Last modified: March 19, 2014