NH Capitol Corridor Study
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on November 20th in Nashua at the City Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend and provide the Department with input on the final set of transportation alternatives for solutions to transportation problems that involve transit (bus and rail) and intercity rail options in the 73-mile corridor between Boston, MA and Concord, NH. This meeting will also provide the public with an opportunity to consider issues and concerns in the Environmental Assessment that is being prepared as part of the alternatives analysis.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is evaluating opportunities to improve inter-city rail and transit service in the corridor through a study jointly funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that was approved by the Executive Council in February 2013. The study is an alternatives analysis with an environmental assessment that will examine rail and bus transit options, as well as intercity rail alternatives, to address transportation, economic development, sustainability, quality of life and environmental issues along the I-93 and Everett Turnpike corridors from Concord to Nashua with connections to Boston. Increasing transportation demand and growing concerns about mobility, economic development and quality of life have led citizens and officials in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to explore options to improve transit service between southern New Hampshire and Boston. The study evaluates a diverse set of rail and bus options for improving transportation by leveraging existing infrastructure, including the existing rail line, US Route 3 and I-93.
Thursday November 20, 2014
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Nashua Public Library, NPL Theater
2 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060