This study outlines a safe, efficient rail system to serve present and future needs of Rhode Island. It includes details of a rail freight network which will service present industries and reach areas designated for future economic development; indicates how a commuter rail system could be developed on the east and west shores of Narragansett Bay; and has details of the high-speed rail passenger route of the Northeast Corridor. The goals would be efficient rail service, reduced total energy consumption in the state, relief of peak-hour passenger vehicle pressure on the major highways, and improvement of air quality in urbanized areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program

    265 Melrose Street
    Providence, RI  United States  02907
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 27
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM