About 130 advocates of the Capital Corridor Rail Project convened at the Nashua Library Monday night. Their goal: figure out how to get lawmakers to include rail in a 10-year transportation bill.
Earlier this season, the House voted to strip the bill of $4 million of federal funds. Now, rail advocates are hoping the Senate will reverse that decision. The money in question would go toward design and permitting to extend rail service from Boston to Nashua and Manchester.
Nashua Democratic Senator Bette Lasky suggested advocates call and email Senators along the rail corridor, including Republican Kevin Avard, also representing Nashua:
At any rate I would certainly call him, I would put a lot of pressure on Senator Daniels, and on Boutin, he’s from Bedford.
Staffers from Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess’ office handed out a list of pro-rail talking points at the event. On the flip side was a list of Senators and their contact information.