The Southeast, NY-to-Danbury, CT Link Feasibility/Planning Study will assess the feasibility of this service restoration along the rail corridor under study. Study partners will include Putnam County, the City of Danbury, NYMTC, and the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG). MTA MNR will be a key advisor to the study, while Putnam County will oversee the conduct of the study, which is funded through NYMTC’s Unified Planning Work Program.
The purpose of the study is to determine whether it is financially and operationally feasible to restore passenger service in the rail corridor generally between Danbury, CT and Southeast, NY where it connects to the MTA MNR Harlem Line. The study area, which will be fully defined during the study, will be focused on Greater Danbury, CT, including all surrounding towns and continuing west to the Town of Southeast in Putnam County, NY. The study will develop a conceptual service plan for restoration of service in the rail corridor under study and will forecast travel markets for a restored service in the rail corridor.