NH Capitol Corridor
New Hampshire Capitol Corridor Rail and Transit Study
The project will include a 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. For more info, please visit the NH Capitol Corridor website.
Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study
The project will include a study of alternatives for a potential extension of MBTA commuter rail service from Haverhill, MA to the Plaistow, NH area. The study, which will be conducted by the Department in partnership with Plaistow, Atkinson, and the Rockingham Planning Commission, will examine potential alternatives for a train station and layover facility, and their resultant impacts, including cost-benefit analysis and ridership projections. The NHDOT has engaged a team of design and planning professionals, led by HDR Engineering, to identify possible sites, develop design concepts, and analyze their potential impacts. For more information, please visit the Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study website
New Hampshire State Rail Plan
The 2012 State Rail Plan has been completed. See the Rail Plan page for more information.
Mountain Division Railroad Line & Conway Branch Railroad Line Request for Expressions of Interest
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation ("Department"), through the Bureau of Rail & Transit, is seeking expressions of interest from entities ("Respondents") that are interested in operating passenger or freight rail services on the State-owned Mountain Division Railroad Line (between Mile Post P51.13 in Conway at the Maine Border to Mile Post P111.57 in Lunenburg, Vermont) and/or the State-owned portions of the Conway Branch Railroad Line (between Mile Post B111.0 in Ossipee to Mile Post B132.35 at the Conway Town Line). The remainder of the Conway Branch Railroad Line is owned by NH Northcoast to the south and Conway Scenic Railroad to the north. The Request for Expressions of Interest, and any corresponding documents, is provided below:
- Mountain Division Railroad and Conway Branch Railroad Line: Request for Expressions of Interest
- Conway Branch Railroad Line Feasibility Study (June 30, 2004)
- State of NH's deed for the Conway Branch (includes Boston & Maine Corporation’s perpetual exclusive freight rail transportation easement)
- Map of Mtn Division Railroad & Conway Branch Railroad Line (posted on 02/10/15)
- Addenda #1: Questions & Answers (posted on 02/10/15)
Portsmouth-Manchester "East-West" Bus Service
**Public Notice regarding East West Express's service reduction effective Jan 1, 2015**: http://www.eastwestnh.com/schedules_fares#new-schedule
Statewide Strategic Assessment Study
The NH Department of Transportation is proposing the development of a Statewide Strategic Transit Assessment Study. This comprehensive study would inventory and assess the needs of NH's public transit systems and intercity bus transportation network, with the primary focus on transit systems that are funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds. This study would also identify statewide transit gaps and needs, evaluate overall statewide transit system for new routes and transit services, and identify opportunities for improved connectivity within the statewide and regional transit network. For more information about the solicitation and specific tasks, please review the Department's Consultant Selection page.