This page focused on the portion of the MassDOT Capital Investment Plan (CIP) that relates to rail investments in the Pioneer Valley region of western Mass. For general information please visit the official MassDOT CIP web page.


The MassDOT Capital Investment Plan (CIP) , which is updated annually in the spring, programs the state and federal funds that are used to to pay for long-term improvements to the transportation systems in our state.

The CIP is usually a five-year plan, however as a result of the impacts related to COVID the FY2021 and FY2022 plans were single-year plans, rather than five-year plans.

Its is expected that the FY2023 CIP will revert to a a five-year plan.

Note that the state fiscal years starts on July 1st, so the FY2023 CIP runs from July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023.

Summary of Rail CIP Projects in the Pioneer Valley

From the FY2022 and past plans

Rail Project in the Pioneer Valley funded by the MassDOT CIP (PDF)

A Few of the Rail Projects Funded by the CIP in our Region

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.

See also

Infrastructure | Current projects

Infrastructure | Completed projects

MassDOT Industrial Rail Access Program

Further reading

Capital Investment Plan (CIP)

Page last updated: March 22, 2022
Page last reviewed: March 18, 2022