Rail

What is the Rail & Transit Division?

The Rail and Transit Division provides oversight and manages funding for all 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs), offers several competitive grant programs, and manages freight, passenger, and seasonal rail lines across the state. The competitive grant programs offered by MassDOT include: the Community Transit Grant Program, which provides funding for lift-equipped accessible vehicles and technical assistance; the Workforce Transportation program, which provides funding for operating assistance, planning funds and incentive programs to increase commuting options; the Intercity Bus Program, which awards subsidy to intercity bus providers operating routes in rural regions in MA; and the RTA Discretionary Grant program, which Read More

Rail Performance

The MassDOT Rail Division manages freight, passenger, and seasonal rail lines across the state and maintains its rail assets. In 2019, the Rail Division completed an Asset Management Plan which presents the current state of the Commonwealth’s rail assets and defines what is needed to achieve State of Good Repair across the system. Read More