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Invest in passenger rail between Boston and central NH

Expanded passenger rail in the Granite State could be the boost our economy needs. The statistics and metrics for passenger rail service are clear: more than 165,000 cars commute down Routes 3 and I-93 every day from Concord to the Boston area--all of this leading to congestion, pollution and lost business opportunities because of the lack of meaningful rail transportation.

Rail could even be the key to recharging the state's economic engine. Passenger rail service between Boston and central N.H. will result in higher land values, enhance vital transportation networks in the state, create jobs/improve wages, and reduce commuting times--all which will serve as economic multipliers across the state.

Undertaking expanded passenger rail for N.H. is important and doable. But it will take a working partnership between the various members of the New England Congressional delegation, businesses leaders, and state officials. New Hampshire, it is time to invest in our future and ourselves.

Source: Mark Connolly OpEd in Union Leader , Dec 4, 2014

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