February 06, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in support of the Capitol Corridor transit study which was approved by the New Hampshire Executive Council by a 4-1 vote this morning. The study will explore the viability of a commuter rail line along the Merrimack River corridor from the Massachusetts border to Concord.

“I’m pleased that the Executive Council is moving forward with this important viability study that will help officials make critical decisions about moving forward with this project.  The Capitol Corridor rail project, which is funded almost entirely by federal resources, is a business friendly venture that has tremendous potential to create new jobs across southern New Hampshire while also easing traffic for commuters. ”

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