So Nashua Mayor Donchuss want to bring the TSA to his choo-choo plan (that the rest of us would have to pay for)?

by Skip August 19, 2017

Those proponents of bringing more railroad projects are lazy and greedy.  This is because they refuse to go the capitalist route and do it themselves privately.  Heck, that’s a TON of work they’ have to do and a VERY expensive proposition to boot.  They’re hypocrites at best – believing that this brand new fangled 19th […]

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Commuter Rail Push In New Hampshire Ignores What Tourists Want and Need

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2017

Today, in a letter to the editor of New Hampshire Business Review, Peter J. Griffin, the NH Railroad Revitalization Association President, considers what at first appears to be a rhetorical question. “How will tourists get to New Hampshire?” How is this a problem? Mr. Griffin bemoans the loss of days past when public transportation (trains) […]

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So, NH Choo-Choo trainers still think a second line would be a GREAT idea?

by Skip April 5, 2016

From the Anti-Planner (a nationally recognized land use and transportation expert): Commuter rail was flat, overall gaining just 20,000 riders for the entire year, which considering the total is 490 million is a 0.00 percent increase. Some of the biggest losers were Portland, Maine (-14%), Albuquerque (-12%), and Portland, Oregon (-8%). Maine, Maine – whatEVAH […]

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NH Executive Council Votes To Explore Boondoggle

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2013

The Executive Council, by a vote of 4-1, has approved a 3.7 million dollar feasibility study–all three Democrats and sometime Republican Ray Burton voted to approve the expense. “Expanded rail service to Nashua and beyond has the potential to boost New Hampshire’s economy and create jobs. The only way we can understand the full impact […]

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The Ideological Left’s Equivalent of a Gold-Digging Trophy-Wife

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2013

I’ve been blogging this subject for years because at every opportunity Democrats (and a handful of Republicans) resurrect the notion that running a commuter rail line into and or up through the Nashua-Concord corridor would be good for something. That’s like saying “hey doc just leave the endoscope in my colon, that way the next […]

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“Psst! Hey Buddy. Want to Buy A Train?”

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2011

What he meant was that if we added commuter rail “there would be more spending than we could even contemplate at this point.”

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Death To Rail (Bride Of RTA)

by Steve MacDonald April 1, 2011

This is what we call the tits-on-a-bull defense. Chris wants rail. There is no good reason for it, he just wants it. And he could care less that we already have infrastructure that works, that is more adaptable, and which costs significantly less to operate.

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Democrats, Trains And HB 218

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2011

The Union Leader has a great editorial in this mornings Sunday News titles “Free Trains.” It is great for several reasons the least of which is that it mirrors concerns I have been expressing for years. No matter who pays to build them, someone has to pay to keep them. That would be New Hampshire Taxpayers. Democrats are aghast that the NH House would dissolve the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority, because hey it doesn’t cost anything.

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