The Nevada State Rail Plan is a document that shall set forth policy involving freight and passenger rail including commuter rail in the state, set priorities and strategies to enhance rail service in the state that benefits the public, and serve as the basis for federal and state investments within Nevada.
Nevada hereby sets forth its 2012 State Rail Plan as the state’s rail policy, consistent with the intentions of the Congress as expressed in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA).
This plan reflects Nevada’s leadership, with the public and private transport providers at the state, regional and local levels, to expand and enhance passenger and freight rail and better integrate rail into the larger transportation system.
The 2012 Nevada State Rail Plan
- Provides a plan for freight and passenger rail transportation in the state;
- Prioritizes projects and describes intended strategies to enhance rail service in the state to benefit the public;
- Establishes the five-year period covered by the plan; and
- Serves as the basis for the federal and state investments in Nevada.
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) prepared this Plan and is the state rail transportation authority that will also maintain, coordinate, and administer it.