Mountain Division - Rail Use Advisory Council
The Mountain Division Rail Use Advisory Council was officially formed in September of 2021 by MaineDOT Commissioner Bruce Van Note as a result of Resolve 21, Chapter 239.
MaineDOT received letters of support from several communities along the rail corridor requesting that the future of the 31 miles of state-owned, inactive rail-line be discussed. 200 pieces of testimony were submitted for public comment on LD 672, Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation to Use a Rail Corridor Use Advisory Council in Reviewing the Mountain Division Line for Potential Non-rail Uses.
The Council, after deliberations, will provide recommendations on the future use to the Commissioner of Transportation in the spring/summer of 2022.
- Economic Impact of Eastern Trail – Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission (SMPDC) (PDF)
- Executive Summary, The Mountain Division Rail Study, December 2007 (PDF)
- A Report on Potential Uses and Implementation Costs Full Report, The Mountain Division Rail Study, December 2007 (PDF)
- Mountain Division Feasibility Study: Potential Uses and Economic Benefit – May 2022 (PDF)