January 16, 2013

N.H. committee votes in favor of rail study

MERRIMACK, N.H. — After the Capital Budget Overview Committee elected to go ahead with a $1.9 million Capitol Corridor rail study on Jan. 9, the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority stressed that it should be included in the study process, reports the Union Leader.

The study must still be voted on by the Executive Council next month. If approved, it would enable federal funds to pay for $1.6 million of the cost of the study, and the state will match the federal money with $360,000 in toll credits from the New Hampshire Turnpike System. To read the full story, click here.

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