In fact, the letter does not contain any mention of roads, bridges or highways, but instead urges Trump to “go beyond transportation” and include spending for climate change, housing initiatives, public health and “clean energy.”
Senators last week passed Senate Bill 241, which directs the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to complete the project development phase of the rail project. As proposed, it is being incorporated into the state’s 10-year transportation improvement plan.
Rep. Curt McCormack, an avid bike rider who doesn’t drive a car, has been named chair of the House Transportation Committee. He confirmed that his committee will try to develop more public transportation and other alternatives to cars, such as bike paths.