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Bring passenger rail from Boston to central N.H.

Colin has been an outspoken proponent of bringing passenger rail from Boston to central New Hampshire; he championed numerous state renewable energy projects, and he helped end the Fairpoint strike -- the longest labor strike in the country in 2014 --by insisting on better consumer service before the state would continue business with the company.
Source: 2016 New Hampshire gubernatorial website VanOstern.com , Jul 20, 2016

Build commuter rail line between Manchester and Boston

Two Executive Councilors are outlining a proposal they say could fund passenger rail service between Manchester and Boston. To cover construction costs, NH would step up efforts to win federal transportation grants, rely on Massachusetts to cover some infrastructure costs, and turn to private companies to develop four rail stations.

Colin Van Ostern and Chris Pappas say their plan addresses concerns a rail service would be too expensive, by keeping the state's share of operating costs under $5 million a year. The Capitol Corridor study estimated an annual state price tag of about $10 million. Cities and towns along the route would also contribute, potentially by using some of the economic benefits generated by the rail line to pay back some of the capital costs.

"The reality is finding less than $5 million a year for something that will cause such opportunity for economic growth is both possible & achievable," Van Ostern says. "We think that's an important part of the conversation."

Source: 2016 New Hampshire gubernatorial website VanOstern.com , Jul 20, 2016

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