As an executive councilor, Chris Sununu called the Capitol Corridor project a boondoggle, and voted against a $4 million “study” that would pay for initial design work and financial planning for extending commuter rail from Nashua to Concord.
As governor, Sununu has included the $4 million in his recommendations for the state’s 10-year transportation plan.
He was right the first time.
Nothing has changed, but Sununu says he was persuaded by the potential benefits of commuter rail as the state put together its pitch for Amazon to locate its second headquarters in New Hampshire.
But nothing about that project, or Nashua’s plan to bring in private commuter rail service, justifies the $300 million Capitol Corridor project, which would require hefty annual subsidies from New Hampshire taxpayers. *| Keep Reading at the Union Leader