NHDOT to study alternatives to MBTA rail extension

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is undertaking a study of alternatives for a potential extension of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passenger rail service from Haverhill, Mass., to the Plaistow, N.H. area.


The study, which will be conducted by the department in partnership with Plaistow, Atkinson and the Rockingham Planning Commission, will examine potential alternatives for a train station and layover facility and their resultant impacts, including cost-benefit analysis and ridership projections.

The NHDOT has engaged a team of design and planning professionals, led by HDR Engineering, to identify possible sites, develop design concepts and analyze their potential impacts. Prior to initiating any work, the HDR team would like to meet with project stakeholders and area residents to hear their thoughts on project benefits and areas of concern. This introductory open dialog will be used by the project team to guide the scope of the study analysis.

The meeting will be held at Plaistow Town Hall August 22, 2013.


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