MassDOT 2020-2024 CIP Update


Draft version released on May 21, 2019
Public comment period ended on June 10, 2019


Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has released the draft version of its 2020-2024 Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update.

The draft plan can be found on this link:
2020-2024 Capital Investment Program Update


This plan is important because is details all planned transportation and transit infrastructure spending for the four-year period starting on July 1, 2019.

We focus on this plan because its details all of MassDOT’s rail infrastructure spending in our region.


Summary of Pioneer Valley Rail Projects

We have extracted all of the local rail project details for the MassDOT CIP and summarized the information in this two-page PDF.


A Few of the Regional Rail Projects Funded by the CIP

Track & Right of Way work along the Connecticut River Main Line
Easthampton, Ma. | May 31, 2019

On-going maintenance of the MassDOT-owned Connecticut River Main Line, which runs between Springfield and the Vermont state line, is funded by the CIP.


New high-level boarding platform
Springfield Union Station | May 9, 2019

Construction of the new high-level board platform in Springfield is being funded by the CIP


Renovation of the open-deck railroad bridge in Holyoke
Holyoke, Ma. | November 16, 2018

Renovation of this bridge — which is used for freight rail service — was funded in part through MassDOT’s Industrial Rail Access Program, which is funded by the CIP.


Public comments

The public comment period ended on June 10, 2019

A listing of comments related to rail projects in our region will be posted here once the master list of CIP comments is made available on the MassDOT CIP webpage.


Further reading

2020-2024 Capital Investment Plan  (official site)



Page last updated: June 16, 2019
Page last reviewed: May 28, 2019