Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 is the statewide long-range rail transportation plan. It provides a vision for freight rail, intercity passenger rail and commuter rail, and identifies priorities and strategies that will serve as a basis for Wisconsin rail investments over the next 20 years.
Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 will bring the State of Wisconsin in compliance with the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA). In order to be eligible for federal funding, PRIIA legislation requires state to develop a long-range plan for freight, intercity passenger and commuter rail, and update the plan at least every five years. Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 also brings the State of Wisconsin in compliance with Title 49 United States Code Section 22102 requirements, making the state eligible to receive financial assistance based on compliance with regulations through the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) officially adopted Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 on March 19, 2014. It includes 12 chapters with supporting materials included as appendices.