Two of Idaho's most important industries remain agribusiness and the extraction of raw materials which rely on rail service.

Idaho Statewide Rail Plan

The Idaho Rail Plan guides the development of Idaho's freight and passenger rail system over the next 20 years. The draft plan, generated over the past 18 months with the involvement and input of stakeholders throughout Idaho, is available now for formal public comment and review. Click here for a draft copy of the rail plan.

All individuals, public and stakeholder, are encouraged and invited to review the document and provide comments to the Idaho Transportation Department by June 10, 2013. Comments received will be addressed, and the plan is anticipated to be finalized for review and adoption by the Idaho Transportation Board at their July 24, 2013 meeting. The Rail Plan is a key element of Idaho’s transportation program.

Please click here for an electronic copy of the draft Idaho Rail Plan. To provide comments, please follow this link:

For more information contact
ITD Freight & Special Projects Manager
Maureen Gresham