Tell the Governor: Commuter rail is unsustainable, will cause an income tax

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O P I N I O N

THE SOAPBOX

Stand up. Speak up. It’s your turn.


We were stunned that the Union Leader would print such a misleading statement on their FaceBook page — specifically that a poll “finds 75.5 percentage of Granite State residents favor passenger train service between Boston and southern New Hampshire.”

The poll they cite obviously did not survey 975,000 people! They may have since edited the original article because now that says 75.5 percent of those “surveyed” favor it. (The survey reached 698 registered voters).

Please let the House of Representatives and the Governor know that considering the failures of commuter rail in almost every other state where it has been tried, you do not support it. California’s is billions in the red, so is New Mexico’s. The cost of limited ridership is not, and would not be sustainable for NH!

NH House of Representatives should not entertain this taxpayer boondoggle by approving SB 241. Trains will not solve the traffic problem, and may even cause the need for an income tax. Certainly, our Governor, who claims he is against any income taxes for NH, cannot possibly support this crazy commuter rail idea.

Please sign our petition to show your opposition to this project.