Just What We Need In New Hampshire

A Big Dig we can call our own.

CONCORD – The Executive Council, as expected, today approved a $3.6 million feasibility study for restoring passenger rail service along the Merrimack River, from Nashua to Concord, in what has been dubbed “The Capitol Corridor” project.

The 4-1 vote came after Councilor Chris Sununu, R-Newfields, spoke in opposition, telling fellow councilors, “I’m fearful we’re going down a path for this project without looking at the fundamental economics of it.”

He said even if the federal government fully funds the start-up costs, the state will be left subsidizing at least a portion of the operating costs in the future. “I don’t see where we have the money,” he said.

And where, pray tell, does the federal government get its money? Bake sales and paper routes?

We, the American taxpayers would be subsidizing an ever-growing portion of that bottomless, money-sucking pit, should it ever become reality.


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