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AFP-NH Praises Executive Council Decision to End Commuter Rail Boondoggle

Dec 21, 2022 by AFP

Manchester, New Hampshire—Today the New Hampshire Executive Council voted 3-2 against extending an engineering and planning contract to extend the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority rail service from Lowell, Massachusetts, to Nashua and Manchester, New Hampshire.

Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire (AFP-NH) praised the fiscally responsible decision to save taxpayer dollars.

AFP-NH State Director Greg Moore gave the following statement:

“Commuter rail has always been and will always remain a boondoggle for New Hampshire taxpayers. Putting an end to this expensive fantasy now is the right move. We thank Councilors Wheeler, Gatsas, and Kenney for saving $1.5 million and putting the brakes on this taxpayer shakedown as it was coming down the tracks. Granite Staters know that the state needs 21st century transportation solutions, not projects that benefit few residents but cost us hundreds of millions of dollars.”