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

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


Michelle "Shelley" Winters
Administrator, Rail & Transit

The Bureau of Rail & Transit is comprised of the following two sections:

Railroads | Public Transportation (Direct link to grants info) | Bicycle & Pedestrian (part of Highway Design effective 02/15/19)

  • NH State Rail Trails Plan Project Website
    • Plan is currently in development. Visit website for more information
      • 2nd NH Rail Trails Plan Advisory Committee Meeting (virtual meeting) to be held on 08/04/2020

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 rail-related projects, studies & solicitations:

Information on previous rail-related projects, studies, etc.

  • NH Capitol Corridor: project website is temporarily unavailable, but the Final Report is still available.
    • The project included 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. This study took a multimodal, systems-wide approach in the development of a menu of alternatives that were provided for review and consideration for the public and policymakers.

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. (Please note effective 02/15/19 the Bicycle & Pedestrian Section has moved to the Bureau of Highway Design)

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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