Advocates for expanding passenger rail in southern New Hampshire are gathering in Nashua today.
The Regional Passenger Rail Summit will include presentations by federal, state and regional transportation officials about current projects and the economic impact of passenger rail systems.
Michael Izbicki, chair of the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority, says advocates are hoping more people will support rail as they hear about its potential benefits:
“It is about public awareness,” Izbicki says. “It’s also about educating people as to what passenger rail is and how it interconnects with the other states and with other modes of transportation.”
The summit’s speakers also include 2nd District Representative Annie Kuster and Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau.