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Politics

Gov. Sununu Changes Position On Bringing Commuter Rail To N.H.

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Paige Sutherland for NHPR
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During his run for Governor, Chris Sununu called commuter rail a “boondoggle” – a bad investment.

Now he’s putting his support behind a $4 million feasibility study to look at how commuter rail could work. On Wednesday morning in Nashua, Sununu said that with Amazon potentially coming to New Hampshire and more private partnerships available, he thinks it makes sense to explore rail.

“And so now is just the right time to move. A lot of these things are just about the timing of it – it’s about making sure the pieces are in play and we are not just driving something. And that was one of my hesitations years ago – I thought we were just getting a little too ahead of ourselves. I think the time is right and I’m hopeful we can get it through the legislature.”

The money for the study would come from the federal government. But first the study needs the support of both the House and Senate before it can move forward.

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