The Importance of Rural Transit in Northern NH Discussed at
Department of Transportation (NHDOT) Commissioner Chris Clement
joined District One Executive Councilor Ray Burton and others on
Thursday, September 27, 2012 to discuss the transit services
currently being provided in northern New Hampshire. The meeting was
held at the Tri-County Community Action Program Resource Center in
At the NHDOT, we feel its our mission to support the economy and
create jobs by providing safe and reliable transportation services
and infrastructure, Commissioner Clement said. We appreciate and
understand that safe and reliable transit promotes self-sufficiency,
provides much needed access to healthcare, offers overall
independence for our seniors and our disabled citizens, and is
beneficial to the environment.
Executive Councilor Burton emphasized the importance of federal
funding for these transit services. Van Chestnut from Advanced
Transit emphasized the importance of transit in New Hampshire. Jim
Jalbert from C&J Trailways focused on the importance of a
multi-modal transportation system to both the users and the private
sector, and Bev Raymond from Tri-County CAP gave a quick history of
the development of the transit services provided by her agency.
Ridership Figures for State Fiscal Year 2012 include:
North Country Transit provided 52, 968 rides to North Country
Advanced Transit provided 803,170 rides to North Country and Upper
Intercity bus services (Concord Coach) provided 17,800 rides in
northern NH on State subsidized routes.
to enlarge) Those speaking at the
meeting on Rural Transit in the North Country held in Tamworth
included: (left to right) Jim Jalbert, C&J Trailways; Joe Costello,
Tri-Country Community Action Program CEO; NHDOT Commissioner Chris
Clement; Bev Raymond, Tri-County CAP Transportation Director; Van
Chesnut, NH Transit Association; and Executive Councilor Ray Burton.
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