Future NHIA Student Center, formerly the Franco-American Centre, Amherst Street - photo from the Hippo
Hippo is reporting that the NHIA will be converting the building that formerly housed the Franco-American Centre into a new student center. This is great news for the Institute and the city.
Over the past decade, NHIA has expanded its scope, footprint and influence in the city, and in turn it has made downtown a more vibrant place to visit, live and work. The Franco-American Centre building on
Concord Street will now join several of downtown’s most handsome, pre-war civic buildings around Victory Park as the heart of NHIA’s campus. In addition to these refurbished buildings, the campus includes two of downtown’s most prominent contemporary buildings, both additions to existing buildings on Amherst and Lowell Streets.
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Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) has declared March to be Passenger Appreciation Month. As part of their effort, the MTA will offer free fares on all city buses the day after they achieve 500 Facebook fans. Help them get there, and earn a free ride for yourself and your neighbors by becoming a fan today.
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New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority (NHRTA) was created in 2007 to study the feasibility and oversee restoration of passenger rail service in the Granite State.
NHRTA’s members are all volunteers and the Authority has not used any state money. It has, however, attracted several million dollars in grants to conduct an in-depth study on the feasibility and implementation of commuter rail between Manchester, Concord, Nashua and Boston. Such a rail line is vital to future economic development and livability of New Hampshire and Manchester.
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