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Bureau of Rail and TransitWelcome to the Bureau of Rail and Transit!

The Bureau of Rail and Transit manages state-owned railroad properties, provides rail safety inspections, and manages public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian transportation, and ridesharing programs.


Michelle "Shelley" Winters
Administrator, Rail and Transit

The Bureau of Rail & Transit is comprised of the following three sections. Please click on a link below for section-specific info:

Railroads | Public Transportation | Bicycle & Pedestrian

Railroads: The railroad programs include track inspection and safety investigation in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration, a revolving loan program for railroads, a dedicated railroad fund for improvements to state-owned rail lines, and acquisition and preservation of railroad corridors for future use. The Department completed work on an updated State Rail Plan in June 2012.

Recent or current rail-related projects include are listed below:

Public Transportation: The public transportation program includes federal grants for transit operations, capital improvements, planning, technical assistance and training.

FTA GRANT & FUNDING INFO for State of NH Fiscal Year 2017 (including applications & other pertinent documents for SFY17 and prior years)

  • Sign up now fot the Tri-State Transit Conference to be held September 7-9, 2016 in beautiful Woodstock, VT!
  • List of Transit Services in NH w/ contact info & map
    • Please note, the last day of Portsmouth-Manchester (East West Express) service was July 15, 2016
  • In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Follow this link for FTA-related fact sheets: FAST Act fact sheets

Bicycle and Pedestrian: This program assists individuals, communities and groups to improve opportunities for non-motorized travel.

State Bicycle Maps are available.

Ridesharing: Online ridematching software will assist those who wish to carpool and information about the state's park & ride lots can be found for transit users, carpools and vanpools.

Bureau Projects: Information on recent & noteworthy projects

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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