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Current Rail and Transit Projects

NH Capitol Corridor

New Hampshire Capitol Corridor Rail and Transit Study

The project will include a study of potential rail and bus transit investments in the NH Capitol corridor, which connects the major population centers of New Hampshire to metropolitan Boston, and the development of a service development plan and related documents for intercity passenger rail between Boston, MA and Concord, NH. For more info, please visit the NH Capitol Corridor website.


Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study

The project will include 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. For more information, please visit the Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study website

New Hampshire State Rail Plan

The new State Rail Plan has been completed. See the Rail Plan page for more information.


Project: Portsmouth Transportation Center - Major restricted parking in effect for three months.

** February 2014: Click on the following link for the 2/19/14 stakeholders meeting agenda: Feb 19, 2014 stakeholders meeting agenda

For more information regarding the Concord-Manchester Transit Feasibility study, please visit SNHPC's website.

Portsmouth-Manchester "East-West" Bus Service

The East West Express started operating on November 4, 2013 and is the first public transportation service connecting Portsmouth, Epping, and Manchester. The service runs hourly with 20 round trips each day! Please see the East West Express website for more details.

Statewide Strategic Assessment Study

The NH Department of Transportation is proposing the development of a Statewide Strategic Transit Assessment Study. This comprehensive study would inventory and assess the needs of NH's public transit systems and intercity bus transportation network, with the primary focus on transit systems that are funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds. This study would also identify statewide transit gaps and needs, evaluate overall statewide transit system for new routes and transit services, and identify opportunities for improved connectivity within the statewide and regional transit network. For more information about the solicitation and specific tasks, please review the Department's Consultant Selection page.

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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