Passenger Rail

Nashua Alderman Vote Unanimously to Spend Other People’s Money

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2017

A Rhode Island Company has convinced the city of Nashua to spend your money. According to NHPR’s incorrectly named article “Nashua Alderman Unanimously Approve Commuter Rail Memorandum,” The Tuesday night unanimous approval of the memorandum of understanding means the city can begin work immediately with the Rhode Island-based Boston Surface Railroad Co to create a detailed plan. I […]

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For-Profit Passenger Rail Plan Needs Public Money and Why Freight Rail is the Future

by Steve MacDonald September 25, 2017

This morning Rich and I spent the segment talking about a so-called for-profit private passenger rail plan with a hitch. This private for-profit plans to tap millions of taxpayer dollars but can only get them if municipalities like Nashua sign up for the ride. We also discuss other disadvantages of commuter rail and the advantages […]

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It’s Monday: I’m on the Air at WLMW 90.7 FM at 8:40 am

by Steve MacDonald September 25, 2017

This will be my last Monday in-studio with Rich Girard but not my last Monday on the program. I’m working on calling-in in future weeks but at a different time so check back for details on that. For today I’ll be poking and prodding recent reporting (and what’s missing from that reporting) on some “privately […]

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Heir to the “throne”?

by Susan Olsen October 8, 2015

Maggie’s heir apparent…

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