|For Immediate Release
August 1, 2013
Rail & Transit Bureau
Public Information Office
|Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Alternatives Study
August 22nd Listening Session at Plaistow Town Hall
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is undertaking a study of alternatives for a potential extension of MBTA commuter rail service from Haverhill, MA to the Plaistow, NH 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.
This public meeting will be held at Plaistow Town Hall (145 Main Street, Plaistow, NH) on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
During this meeting the HDR team will summarize the study process to be followed, including study organization, schedule, and tools to be used for communication of study information. The remainder of the time will be for stakeholders and area residents to provide input regarding the content of the study.