Senator Gottesman Applauds Vote to Expand TransportationAlternatives to Nashua

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sen. David Gottesman

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Senator Gottesman Applauds Vote to Expand Transportation Alternatives to Nashua

CONCORD , NH– The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation yesterday voted to approve CMAQ funds to set up alternative transportation for the city of Nashua.Senator David Gottesman attended the hearing and explained to the Committee how important this service will be to his constituents.

These new funds will be used to run nine buses daily from the Nashua Park and Ride at Exit 8 in Nashua and the under used Exit 6 Visitors’ Center to South Station and Logan Airportin Boston. The Commission plans to allow for the purchase of four commuter coaches. There is also money to make capital improvements to the Park and Ride lot, and a Welcome Center to provide enhanced security, and ticketing facilities.

CMAQ funds are used in transportation projects that reduce congestion and improve air quality.

“I applaud the approval of this important measure. It will provide a feasible and attractive alternative to single-occupant car use, and will reduce harmful vehicle emissions. Constituents have already begun inquiring as to when this service will begin,” noted Sen. Gottesman, D-District 12. “I am very excited to have this service in my district and know that this transportation alternative will benefit the entire greater Nashua area.”

Sen. Gottesman explained, “The service is expected to begin running in the fall of 2006, operated by Concord Trailways, and I am excited to get the first bus on the road.”