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Are Railroads Off Track for NH?

Railroad Crossing
Photo by Tim Cummins via Flickr Creative Commons

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. 


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.




Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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