Rail Planning


Branchville TOD, 2017

 The Western Connecticut Council of Governments and the Town of Ridgefield have completed the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan for the Branchville Station Area.  This plan builds upon previous planning for the area including the Route 7 Corridor Study and the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Danbury Branch Line Study. The goal of this effort was to identify measures that the Town and Region can take to encourage pedestrian and transit friendly development in the Branchville Station area.  The Town seeks to ensure that future development will provide an environment that is supportive of local residents, property owners, businesses, and commuters.
Branchville 2017 TOD Plan 
Branchville 2017 TOD Plan Appendix 

Stamford East Main Street Transit Node, 2013

Stamford East Main Street Transit Node CoverThe  Stamford  East  Main  Street  Transit  Node  Feasibility  Study  and Action Plan examines the possibility of a transit node  at  East  Main  Street as  a  catalyst  for  growth  and  an  important  new community  amenity  to  foster  livability.

Final Report

Rail  Freight in the Housatonic Region, 2011

Rail_Freight_Report_2011This study by HART is intended to assist municipalities in marketing buildings and land with proximity to rail, and to assist businesses seeking to use rail freight access points.

Final Report

Access to Rail Freight Map

Southwestern Region Freight Overview, 2010

SWRPASWRPA_freight_overviewThe purpose of this report is to identify key elements of the freight transportation system in South Western Connecticut, describe the movement of goods through the Region, and to recognize the safe, efficient, and economical movement of goods as an integral component of the Region’s multi-modal transportation system.

2013 Update

Final Report

Other Rail Related Publications:

Westport and Green’s Farms Rail Parking Study, 2014

Greater Danbury Commuter Rail Parking Plan, 2012

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