The House recently removed $4 million from the Governor’s Capital Budget that was reserved for beginning the next phase in expanding passenger rail in New Hampshire. This Project Development stage would enable the state to fully examine the costs, benefits and potential funding sources needed to expand rail.
NHRTA understands that lawmakers need to consider fiscal constraints as they compile the next two-year NH state budget, however, like many other infrastructure projects, it is necessary to fund a process that allows for deeper examination. The expansion of passenger rail is no exception. Rail expansion offers tremendous promise that shouldn’t be dismissed.
We have a chance to restore that funding in the Senate. Here’s how you can help:
Contact the Senate Capital Budget Committee:
The Senate Capital Budget Committee is meeting this Wednesday, April 15 at 2:00 pm in State House room 100. We need you to turn out and testify in support of restoring all or a portion of the $4 million in Project Development funding!
If you are unable to attend, please contact the committee members:
Sen. Gary Daniels – Chair – Gary.Daniels@leg.state.nh.us – (603) 673-3065
Sen. David Boutin – Vice Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com – (603) 203-5391
Sen. Jeanie Forrester – firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com – (603) 279-1459
Sen. Lou D’Allesandro – firstname.lastname@example.org – (603) 669-3494
Sen. Molly Kelly – email@example.com – (603) 271-3207