Commuter Rail http://nhpr.org en Granite Staters Commute Longer Than Most, Paying Quarter Billion In Income Taxes To Massachusetts http://nhpr.org/post/granite-staters-commute-longer-most-paying-quarter-billion-income-taxes-massachusetts <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 26.666667938232422px;">At 6:15 every morning, Christine Suchecki leaves her house in Windham, NH, and spends the next hour and twenty minutes driving almost 40 miles to her job as a nurse in Boston. Her husband drives in a similar direction, to Waltham, MA. “We just look at it as either you’re going to pay financially in your proximity to the city, or with time in your commute,” Suchecki says.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:17:58 +0000 Emily Corwin 24558 at http://nhpr.org Granite Staters Commute Longer Than Most, Paying Quarter Billion In Income Taxes To Massachusetts Resurrecting The Railroad Debate in the Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/resurrecting-railroad-debate-granite-state <p>New Hampshire is looking at whether to accept federal funds to once again study whether passenger and freight trains make sense for the state.&nbsp; But many of the same concerns are coming up again:&nbsp; that New Hampshire doesn’t have enough people who would ride the rails to justify the enormous cost.&nbsp; We'll revisit this debate.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20654 at http://nhpr.org Resurrecting The Railroad Debate in the Granite State Rail Study Could Move Forward http://nhpr.org/post/rail-study-could-move-forward <p></p><p>New Hampshire is inching closer to studying the costs and benefits of restoring commuter rail service. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:46:39 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 19915 at http://nhpr.org Rail Study Could Move Forward Downeaster Train Service Turns Ten http://nhpr.org/post/downeaster-train-service-turns-ten <p>This week officials with Amtrak&rsquo;s Downeaster marked ten years in service.</p><p>The train line between Portland, Maine and Boston includes several stops in New Hampshire. Ridership is up and there are plans to expand the service next year.</p><p><strong>Peter Griffin</strong> is president of the <a href="http://www.nhrra.org" target="_blank">New Hampshire Railroad Revitalization Association</a>. He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the Downeaster&#39;s ten years in service.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:43:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 948 at http://nhpr.org Downeaster Train Service Turns Ten