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N.H. Weighs A Plan To Extend The Haverhill MBTA Commuter Rail To Plaistow

When New Hampshire residents discuss the revival of commuter rail, they are usually referring to the controversial “Capitol Corridor,” an estimated $300 million project which seeks to extend tracks northward from the MBTA station in Lowell to Nashua, and then on to Manchester and Concord. Earlier this year, the Executive Council approved moving forward with [...]

Transportation Advocates Pin Hopes on Gas Tax Hike

In February, Transportation Commissioner Christopher Clement told a legislative committee that his agency was neither for nor against a House bill that would raise the state’s gas tax by 12 cents to pay for much-needed repairs to New Hampshire’s roads and bridges. At the time, Clement could remain, as he put it, “revenue agnostic,” as [...]

Economic Tensions Fuel Disagreement Between Car Makers And Dealers

As competition in the auto industry heats up, car makers are tightening their image and branding campaigns. But car dealers — who feel financially vulnerable despite soaring profits — say manufacturers are expecting them to pay too much of the price. In New Hampshire, dealer organizations are behind a bill that would protect them from [...]

Video: Why Our Roads Cost More Now

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As New Hampshire lawmakers move closer to raising the state’s gas tax for the first time in 21 years, we thought you might be wondering… are New Hampshire’s roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes?

New Hampshire Infrastructure Outperforms Other States With C+ Grade

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the United States a D+ grade for infrastructure quality in a four-year report card released today. ASCE also estimates the nation needs $3.6 trillion in investment by 2020 to repair our infrastructure. The country’s solid waste infrastructure did best with a B- grade; inland waterways and levees came [...]

How Bumpy Roads Affect Your Pocketbook, Your Safety, And Nearby Businesses

Part III of our Roads series. This week on StateImpact NH: a three-part series on roads. Transportation funding is a big issue in the legislature this session. A fifteen-cent gas tax has gotten initial support in the House, and advocates of high stakes gambling in New Hampshire say a portion of the revenue from a [...]

Add Your Bumpy Road To Our Map

Readers and listeners have been contributing pictures of the roads they drive on that really drive them crazy. Check out this map, and add your pictures and comments by clicking on the Add button. Zoom out to see all of New Hampshire.  

5 Reasons N.H.’s Roads Are Looking Beat Up

Part II of our Roads series. This week on StateImpact NH: a three-part series on roads. Transportation funding is a big issue in the legislature this session. A fifteen-cent gas tax has gotten initial support in the House, and advocates of high stakes gambling in New Hampshire say a portion of the revenue from a [...]

How Bad Are N.H. Roads, Really?

Valerie and Berthold Horn say East Conway Road in Conway would win a "worst NH road challenge."

Part I of our Roads series. This week on StateImpact NH: a three-part series on roads. Transportation funding is a big issue in the legislature this session. A fifteen-cent gas tax has gotten initial support in the House, and advocates of high stakes gambling in New Hampshire say a portion of the revenue from a [...]

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