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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.

UPCOMING PROJECT MEETINGS (final time, specific date & location will be updated as scheduled):
Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings will only allow public comment at the start of the meeting and then will become working group meetings that will only allow discussions to occur between PAC members, NHDOT staff, and the consulting team.

  • Project Advisory Committee Meeting #4: Planned for week of August 25th (Revised)
  • Public Informational Meeting #2: Planned for week of September 15th
  • Project Advisory Committee Meeting #5: Planned for week of October 6th
  • Public Informational Meeting #3: Planned for week of November 10th
  • Project Advisory Committee Meeting #6: Planned for week of March 23, 2015
  • Environmental Assessment Public Hearing: Planned for week of April 6, 2015

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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
  • Pan Am Railways – Cynthia S. Scarano
  • Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority – Patricia Quinn; (Alternate: Jim Russell)
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority – Joe Cosgrove; (Alternate: Ron Morgan)
  • City of Haverhill - Invited (no representative named yet)

PREVIOUSLY HELD PROJECT MEETINGS

  • Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meetings
    • Representatives from stakeholder agencies were invited to participate as PAC members. These working group meetings are open to the general public, but allow limited public participation at the beginning of the meeting before the PAC members go into their work session.
  • Project Advisory Committee Meeting #3 was held on April 3, 2014 @ 2pm @ Atkinson Town Hall
  • Project Advisory Committee Meeting #2 was held on March 6, 2014 @ 2pm @ Plaistow Town Hall
  • Project Advisory Committee Meeting #1 was held on January 28, 2014 @ 2pm @ Plaistow Town Hall.

PUBLIC MEETINGS





New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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