In another excellent piece Dick exposes the follies of “commuter rail”.

Buried in the recent article on commuter rail is all we need to know about why commuter rail is a very, very bad idea for the Granite State.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
by Dick Lemieux – Mr. Lemieux is a retired highway engineer and transportation planner with more than 30 years’ experience reviewing multimodal transportation plans from NH to Hawaii.

“Buried in the recent article on commuter rail is all we need to know about why commuter rail is a very, very bad idea for the Granite State.

First, the author takes liberties with the ridership numbers. The actual estimate is 2,568 passengers per day, not 3,000. In reality, it should be understood that 2,568 passengers a day is really just 1,284 individuals, some from NH and some not, each taking one round trip daily. So, when you’re considering how many NH residents would benefit from rail, you’re really looking at somewhat less than 1,284, less than one tenth of one percent of NH residents.”

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