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Brookings Report Shows Rail Ridership Up Nationally, 55 Percent

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“American passenger rail is in the midst of a renaissance,” writes Robert Puentes, the author of the Brookings Institution’s new report on Amtrak ridership in America. At 55 percent, growth in ridership “far outpaces growth in population and economic output” between 1997 and the present. And the Northeast is at the center of a lot [...]

A New Push For Commuter Rail

The Governor and Executive Council have agreed to study the feasibility of rail transportation.

This post was written by contributor Sheryl Rich-Kern Despite concern from opponents about costs, supporters of bringing commuter rail back to the Granite State are determined to keep momentum on track. For the first time in decades, state lawmakers are looking to restore commuter rail by extending existing rail lines from Lowell, Massachusetts, to Nashua, [...]

Memorial Bridge Losing Weight

After years of hanging together with the civil engineering equivalent of duct tape and hope, Memorial Bridge, connecting Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine, is finally closed for good.  At least as far as drivers are concerned, anyway.  The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has been keeping its fingers crossed, hoping the 88-year old bridge would hold up [...]

Jet-Setting To Summer Camp

New England’s summer camp-dotted forests have long been an economic staple of the region’s tourism industry.  But The New York Times has found that instead of loading up the kids in the mini-van for the trek into the dark reaches of the Northern Forest, some jet-setters (and their kids) are living up to the name.  [...]

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