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Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2013

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Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Statement from Governor Hassan on Executive Council Approval of Rail Study

CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan released the following statement applauding the Executive Council's approval to move forward with a study evaluating the feasibility of extending rail service from Boston to the Nashua, Manchester, Concord corridor:

"Expanded rail service to Nashua and beyond has the potential to boost New Hampshire's economy and create jobs. The only way we can understand the full impact of the project and ensure that taxpayer dollars are protected is to gather all of the facts. Using federal funds to study the rail project is a commonsense step forward that will allow the people of New Hampshire and their elected leaders to fully evaluate the options and make an informed decision. I thank the Department of Transportation for moving quickly to bring the item to the Executive Council, and I applaud the Councilors for their bipartisan approval of this important study."