Union Leader on Rail Propaganda

The Union Leader has finally come out with an article that shows the folly of the propaganda put out there by the high priced lobbyists who have been hired by the rail companies. It makes many of the points we have been making about the polling process and the details...

House Committee on SB 241

Word has it (not posted yet on bill status page) that the House Public Works and Highways Committee has ‘recommended’ that SB 241 (the “project development, analysis, and funding phase” for the Commuter Rail Boondoggle) “Ought to...

Maine’s Downeaster: Was it Worth It?

by Pem Shaeffer The Downeaster in Maine started running between North Station in Boston and Portland Maine in 2001. Service was extended to Brunswick, which began running in late 2011. I am part of a volunteer team, aided by some railroad pros (retired) who have done...

Commuter Rail: Next Boondoggle?

Many people believe the Balsam’s deal was a boondoggle for NH. But if the Governor doesn’t stop the runaway Commuter Rail project, his legacy will include an even bigger boondoggle. Here is a file with everything you need to know about why trains are NOT...

The Coming Transit Apocalypse

NH is considering commuter rail when most systems in the country are bankrupt. Old technology should be phased out as it will soon be replaced by newer methods of transportation. The recommendation from CATO is that “the industry should stop building new rail...

Commuter Rail Claims Are Preposterous

by Dick Lemieux May 3, 2016 Unable to make a convincing case for commuter rail based on transportation benefits, for more than a year, rail proponents have been wowing legislators with jaw dropping predictions of jobs and economic growth, as if it is possible to lose...