CO2 and the Downeaster

by Dick Lemieux In her Nov. 5 letter, Jennifer J. Smith questions whether the Downeaster’s average occupancy can be only 20 passengers per train. She counters with her own estimate that it carries about 150 passengers per trip. It’s an irrelevant statistic, but it’s...

Governor Sununu Do You Hear Us?

The Governor has so far been ignoring our pleas and hundreds of petitions to VETO SB 241, the commuter rail boondoggle bill which passed both Houses along party lines. Despite misleading reports citing a million people want MBTA commuter rail extended to Concord, the...

Tell the House: NO on SB 241

Word has it (not posted yet on bill status page) that the House Public Works and Highways Committee has ‘recommended’ that SB 241 (the Commuter Rail Boondoggle for “project development, analysis, and funding”) “Ought to Pass”. The...

Quote of the Day: Commuter Rail

This quote is taken straight from NHPR, a site that continually supports commuter rail. The comment that follows is the most succinct explanation of why extending the MBTA to Concord would be unsustainable. “82,000 people travel from New Hampshire to...

NH Must Say “NO” to Commuter Rail

by Jane Aitken for the Bedford Residents Association You may have seen this recent Union Leader article that touts a recent St. Anselm’s ‘survey’ regarding commuter rail for NH. It is claimed that “75.5% of residents surveyed” support the...