Economic Evaluation Study for Commuter and Passenger Train Service Between Portland and the Lewiston and Auburn Area
MaineDOT recognizes that passenger rail is an important part of the statewide transportation network and affects how people decide to travel as well as where to work and live. Following the Lewiston-Auburn Passenger Rail Service Plan published in 2019, L.D. 991 requires MaineDOT to conduct an economic evaluation study for passenger service along two alternatives identified in that study to understand potential development around stations and the economic impact of commuter rail service in this corridor. The goal of this evaluation is to further the project with regards to alternatives evaluation, station planning, and economic impacts.
The Economic Evaluation Study for Commuter and Passenger Train Service between Portland and the Lewiston and Auburn Area was kicked off in February 2022. This first public meeting was held on July 13th, 2022. A second public meeting will be held in early 2023 to gather input for visioning development around stations and present findings.
- Lewiston-Auburn Passenger Rail Study: Economic Evaluation Study Draft
- Lewiston-Auburn Passenger High Level Alternatives Analysis: Bus Alternative Draft
- Lewiston-Auburn Rail Study: Preliminary Capital Investment Grant Ratings Assessment Draft
- Operating Plans and Corridor Assessments, May 2019 (PDF)
- Transit Propensity Report, August 2018 (PDF)
- Lincoln Jeffers
Director of Economic and Community Development, City of Lewiston
- Michael Murray
Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Portland
- Jack Clifford
Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company