Group says New Hampshire commuter rail would bring thousands of jobs, millions in development

March 3, 2016

By Andy Hershberger, WMUR 9 ABC

MANCHESTER, N.H. —A group of politicians and business leaders pushing to extend passenger rail into New Hampshire are asking lawmakers to spend $4 million on a study as part of their 10-year highway plan.Website Insert Decisions copy

Officials said this is all about getting the right people for the right jobs in New Hampshire and a study needs to be done to see if passenger trains are one way of getting that done.

Supporters said expanding commuter rail travel in New Hampshire will mean thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in development.

“It allows us to really dig into this project, see the costs and the benefits and to then have a discussion as a state about what the best way to move forward is, how to fund it and do the costs outweigh the benefits,” said Michael Skelton, of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

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