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NHIA campus continues to expand

Future NHIA Student Center, formerly the Franco-American Centre, Amherst Street - photo from the Hippo

The 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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New Hampshire passenger rail in jeopary

NH Capitol Corridor route
Image from NHBTI

The 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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