GACIT Hearings Written Testimony

The following letter was sent to the DOT, EC4, and Governor Sununu by postal mail as testimony for the upcoming GACIT hearings on NH’s 10-year transportation plan. Documents pertaining to the hearings are in the previous article and in the letter below. Read...

State Transportation Plan Update Hearings September 10-October 28

If you cannot attend a meeting in your area, consider sending written testimony to the address listed below. 20 Public Hearings Are Planned Across New Hampshire For Public Input on NH’s Ten Year Transportation Plan 2021-2030 The Governor’s Advisory...

Inflating the Numbers: Rail Ridership Estimate is Misleading

by Jane Aitken Was this an innocent error or another attempt to fool the public? So far, it has gone uncorrected. Many of us cannot believe that almost a month has passed since Dan Innis wrote his June 16 Union Leader opinion piece insisting on “strong...

Proposed Seatbelt Law (HB 1259)

Rep. Mulligan, D-Grafton 12; Rep. Horrigan, D-Strafford 6; Rep. Murray, D-Rockingham 24; Rep. Doherty, D-Merrimack 20; Rep. DiLorenzo, D-Rockingham 17; Rep. Abel, D-Grafton 13; Sen. D-Hennessey, Dist 5 have proposed HB 1259 which would require “passenger...

Sununu Does About-face on Rail to Try and Lure Amazon

The fact New Hampshire would try and become the site of Amazon’s new headquarters is no surprise. What was unexpected was that Gov. Chris Sununu’s proposal for the Woodmont Commons development site in Londonderry would include the full-throated support for using a new...

Passenger Rail a Boondoggle for New Hampshire Taxpayers

Passenger Rail a Boondoggle for New Hampshire Taxpayers by Rep. John Hikel As a candidate for State Representative, I joined many who were elected in promising to be more careful with taxpayer money than our predecessors, who managed to grow government by 25 percent...