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Executive Council Item #75. 


And here it is.

Scheduled for the Governor and Executive Council meeting for February 6th, 2013 at the NH Statehouse.

#75 Authorize the Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into an agreement with URS Corporation, Salem, NH, and San Francisco, CA, to undertake a study of the Boston MA to Concord NH rail corridor, to analyze transit options in the corridor including the viability of establishing passenger rail service on this line, for an amount not to exceed $3,655,752. The two-part study will include an Alternatives Analysis for rail and transit in the Lowell-Nashua-Manchester portion of the corridor and a service development plan for intercity passenger rail in the corridor between Boston and Concord. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014. 88.75% Federal, 11.25% General Funds.

$3.6 million dollars to study some 39 miles of railroad line to see if there is a feasibility of moving passengers on it.

This goes beyond "business as usual" in the political context. This is the wholesale slaughter of the NH taxpayer by the very individuals that are elected as advocates for these same taxpayers.

I've asked you before and I'm asking you again please contact your Executive Councilor and ask them to vote NO on item #75.



Reader Comments (5)

Thanks for the update Steven.
– C. dog
February 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog
I wrote to the executive councilor in my district (can't bring myself to say "my" councilor). Here is his full reply:

Dear Mr Lemieux,

Thank you very much for your thoughtful note.

I plan to vote to approve the study in question. I believe the potential for gain from the Capitol Corridor project far outweighs the cost to state taxpayers for this study (ie, several hundred thousands dollars)

Please feel free to share your views on this and other issues in the future - you and I may not agree on this particular vote but I appreciate and value your input.

Thanks again,
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDick Lemieux
Hey Steven –
Maybe you could inquire of the lofty Dick LeMew what his back of the envelope calculations are for this mighty Merrimack valley project? How do they differ from the other studies done within the past 5 years or so? How's waisting more of other people's money on a project that no one in their private mind would ever invest in be somehow magically worthwhile when done under the umbrella of Big Nanny? These guys are criminal, but of course that's a redundancy when discussing pols.
– C. dog
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog
I'd encourage both of you to listen to Gov. Hassan speech of today. They might have editied it out but the Gov. actually told the legislators when to clap I counted three times.

Stalin used to have a light bulb go on when it was time to clap.

I'm surprised this Gov. didn't have some type of device like this, she could term it 'innovation'

Like wasting millions on toy trains while the proletatiate starve to death.
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteven J. Connolly
Thanks Steven for the heads up. I heard about this, but thought it a joke at the time. Must commit to memory as another political arrow in my quiver.
– C. dog
February 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog

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