Boston to Concord transportation options to be presented Nov. 20

Rail And Transit Study Public Meeting In Nashua

Options for Boston To Concord, NH Corridor

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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Nashua to seek input on the final set of transportation alternatives for solutions to transportation challenges that involve transit (bus and rail) and intercity rail options in the 73-mile corridor between Boston, MA and Concord, NH.

The November 20 meeting will take place at the Nashua Public Library from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 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 NHDOT 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 New Hampshire’s 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. This study is evaluating a diverse set of rail and bus options for improving transportation using the existing rail line, US Route 3 and Interstate 93.

Thursday November 20, 2014
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Nashua Public Library, NPL Theater
2 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060

Patrick Herlihy
Rail & Transit Bureau
(603) 271-2468
Bill Boynton
Public Information Office
(603) 271-6495