Commuter Rail To Nashua And Manchester: Economic Driver Or Budget Boondoggle?

Feb 10, 2015

A new report finds that extending train service from Boston to Manchester could provide big benefits: more jobs, higher property values, and enhancing the state’s overall attractiveness. Still, skeptics doubt the numbers, both in terms of the number of people who would get on board and how much money it would cost.

The 'Alouette' train at the Manchester, NH station in the forties.
Credit George Lane / Flickr/CC


  • Chris PappasExecutive Councilor representing District 4.
  • Josh Elliott-Traficante - a Josiah Bartlett Center policy analyst covering transportation policy.


  • Michael Izbeki - chair of the N.H. Rail Transit Authority