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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

2015 Mountain Division and Conway Branch Request for Proposals (RFP)

2015 Class III and Cog Railroad Revolving Loan Funds

The NH Capitol Corridor project website is temporarily unavailable, but the Final Report is still available.

  • The project will include an study of potential rail and bus transit investments in the NH Capitol corridor, which connects the major population centers of New Hampshire to metropolitan Boston, and the development of a service development plan and related documents for intercity passenger rail between Boston, MA and Concord, NH. This study will be taking a mutlimodal, systems-wide approach in the development of the alternatives that will be considered.

Find information on the Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study

Mountain Division Railroad Line & Conway Branch Railroad Line Request for Expressions of Interest

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 a new State Rail Plan in June 2012. Information on public meetings held for the Rail Plan can also be found on the website for the New Hampshire State Rail Plan.

Other current projects include replacement of ties and drainage improvements on the state-owned rail lines. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is working closely with The New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority on expanding passenger rail service in New Hampshire.

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

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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