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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) completed a study of alternatives for a potential extension of MBTA commuter rail service from Haverhill, MA to the Plaistow, NH area. The study, was conducted by the Department in partnership with Plaistow, Atkinson, and the Rockingham Planning Commission, and examined potential alternatives for a train station and layover facility, and their resultant impacts, including cost-benefit analysis and ridership projections. The NHDOT engaged a team of design and planning professionals, led by HDR Engineering, to identify the possible sites, develop design concepts, and analyze their potential impacts. This study has concluded and no additional information shall be provided or posted, however the information provided below should provide a summary of the project, including final documentation.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION OF THE STUDY

The Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study has concluded with the completion of an Alternatives Analysis report with accompanying appendices. Provided below is a copy of the Alternatives Analysis report, corresponding appendices, a Rationale Report summarizing the conclusion of the study, and additional air quality assessment information.

 

PREVIOUSLY HELD PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS (chronological from beginning of project - end)

A Project Listening Session was held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 7pm at Plaistow Town Hall

Public Informational Meeting #1 was held on May 22, 2014 @ 7pm @ Plaistow Town Hall

Public Informational Meeting #2 was held on October 9, 2014 @ 7pm @ Plaistow Town Hall

Public Informational Meeting #3 was held on Tuesday, February 24th @ 7pm @ Plaistow Town Hall

 

PREVIOUSLY HELD PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETINGS (chronological from beginning of project - end)

PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEMBERS:

  • Town of Plaistow – Sean Fitzgerald; (Alternate: Tim Moore)
  • Town of Atkinson – David Harrigan; (Alternate: Robert Clark)
  • Rockingham Planning Comm. - Cliff Sinnott; (Alternate: Scott Bogle)
  • Merrimack Valley Planning Comm. – Todd Fontanella
  • Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority – Patricia Quinn; (Alternate: Jim Russell)
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority – Joe Cosgrove; (Alternate: Ron Morgan)
  • Pan Am Railways – Cynthia S. Scarano
  • City of Haverhill - Invited (no representative named yet)




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Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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