File Cabinet

This is a page where we maintain a listing of resources that we think are noteworthy, even though they are only indirectly related to the primary topic of this website.

Amtrak

Amtrak Demand Forecasting Overview (2013)
Amtrak

Amtrak Marketing and Sales and PRIIA Section 209 (2013)
Amtrak

Amtrak Pricing and Revenue Management Overview (2013)
Amtrak

Engaging State Corridor Customers Through Amtrak’s Digital Channels (2016)
Amtrak

Train Operations | Adopting Leading Practices Could Improve Passenger Boarding Experience (2016)
Amtrak Office of Inspector General

Amtrak: Overview (2017)
Congressional Research Service

Amtrak’s Rights and Relationships with Host Railroads (2017)
Amtrak


Rail (non-Amtrak related)

Connecticut Rail Station Governance Study – Task 4.4 Operations Review (PDF)
Connecticut Dept. of Transportation | 2004

Short Line Railroads: Saving an Endangered Species of Freight Transport (2011)
By National Association of Development Organizations

Buzzards Bay Commuter Rail Extension | Local Impact Report (2015)
Cape Cod Commission
This reports contains a lot of very useful information about the MBTA Commuter Rail network.

Railroad Legal Issues and Resources (2015)
National Academies Press

Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects (2015)
National Academies Press

“Living with Rail” (2016)
The Vermont Transportation Board’s 2016 Annual Report documents the comments the Board received during a recent series of public forums that focused on state transportation policy associated with trains – both passenger and freight. The report documents Vermonters’ support for, as well as concerns about, the expansion of passenger rail, future property development associated with railroad activity, and the various quality-of-life issues that come with living close to trains.

State of Service – Commuter Rail (2016)
MBTA
A comprehensive overview of the MBTA Commuter Rail system.

Developing Multi-State Institutions to Implement Intercity Passenger Rail Programs (2016)
National Academies Press

Guidebook for Intercity Passenger Rail Service and Development (2016)
National Academies Press

Intercity Passenger Rail in the Context of Dynamic Travel Markets (2016)
National Academies Press

Pilot Service Proposal for Commuter Rail Extension to Foxborough (2017)
MassDOT

Inventory of State and Federal, Passenger and Freight Rail Programs (2017)
National Academies Press

Grant Programs Overview, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned (2019)
Federal Railroad Administration

Scope of Services (2020) – NEW
AECOM
Nashua-Manchester Capital Corridor Project — To Provide Engineering Services for Preliminary Engineering, Environmental Services, Financial Plan Development, Public Involvement Services, and Final Design

Sherman Street Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Upgrades
City of Cambridge, Mass. website
A central repository for information about this grade crossing and the City of Cambridge’s ongoing efforts to improve this grade crossing so that it can be designated as a Quiet Zone.


Intercity Rail Marketing

Winter Marketing Campaign Update (2016)
LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency

Integrating Transit Svcs – Transportation in Southern Calif. (2017)
LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency

Berkshire Flyer Identity Presentation (2019) – Dead link
BRIGADE LLC

2019 Amtrak Marketing Update (2019)
Virginia Dept. of Rail & Public Transportation


Railroad Crossing Safety

At-Grade Passenger Rail Pedestrian & Trail Crossings (2018)
McLaren Engineering Group


Bus

Running Express: 2017 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States (2017)
Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University

A Vision for the Future of Massachusetts’ Regional Transit Authorities (2019)
Report of the Task Force on Regional Transit Authority Performance and Funding
See also — Task Force on RTA Performance and Funding


Parking

Guidebook for Managing Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transit (2017)
National Academies Press

Parking Policy: Pricing and Implementation (2018)
MBTA Fiscal Management Control Board


Funding

Moving Forward with Funding | New strategies to support transportation and balanced regional economic growth (2011)
MassInc
A fantastic resource for information on how transportation is funded in the Commonwealth.

Who Pays for Roads? How the “Users Pay” Myth Gets in the Way of Solving America’s Transportation Problems (2015)
By Tony Dutzik and Gideon Weissman | Frontier Group

“What Does Massachusetts Transportation Funding Support and What Are the Revenue Sources” (2017)
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center


Public outreach

Public Participation Plan (2014)
MassDOT


Other

“The Craft of ‘Then and Now’ Photography” (2006)
By John Walker

Guidelines for Providing Access to Public Transportation Stations (2012)
National Academies Press

Interregional Travel A New Perspective for Policy Making (2016)
National Academies Press


A footnote

This file cabinet was inspired by the public file cabinet that is provided on the City of Northampton’s website. If only every governmental entity was so open with the information held in their public files.

Page last updated: December 29, 2020
Page last reviewed: December 29, 2020