Technical Reports

The Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Master Plan

  • 01
  • May
  • 2010
AUTHOR: NEC Master Plan Working Group
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Northeast Corridor, Infrastructure Master Plan, Trip-Time Improvements, Expanded Service, Freight Service Plans
ABSTRACT: The Northeast Corridor (NEC) Infrastructure Master Plan is the result of a precedent-setting region-wide collaboration among 12 Northeast states and the District of Columbia, Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), eight commuter and three freight railroads operating on the Northeast Corridor. The Master Plan identifies an initial baseline of infrastructure investment needed to maintain the current NEEC system in a state of good repair, integrate intercity, commuter, and freight service plans, and move the NEC forward to meet the expanded service, reliability, frequency, and trip-time improvements that are envisioned by the Northeast states and the District.