49 U.S. Code § 22703 - Purposes
(a)Purposes.—The purposes of a State rail plan are as follows:
To set forth State policy involving freight and passenger rail transportation, including commuter rail operations, in the State.
To present priorities and strategies to enhance rail service in the State that benefits the public.
A State rail plan shall be coordinated with other State transportation planning goals and programs, including the plan required under section 135 of title 23, and set forth rail transportation’s role within the State transportation system.