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The Exchange

Are Railroads Off Track for NH?

Railroad Crossing
Photo by Tim Cummins via Flickr Creative Commons
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Rail hits another road block in New Hampshire. A recent vote by the Executive Council rejected federal money to study the possibility of linking Boston’s commuter rail to Nashua and Concord.  Advocates for rail say it would help boost the region’s economy and serve thousands of commuters, but others say the cost is prohibitive and doubt whether the ridership is there to support the service. 

Guests:

Peter Griffin: President of the New Hampshire Rail Road Revitalization Association.

Matthew Coogan: Director of the New England Transportation Institute. He's a former Undersecretary of Transportation for Massachusetts.

We'll also hear from...

Alderman Brian McCarthy of Nashua

Chris Sununu: Executive Counselor for District 3, which covers the seacoast.