One of the goals of the NRPC Transportation Planning Program is to promote alternative transportation modes that can improve the regional economy and quality of life. Better transportation options can reduce congestion, pollution and can fight problems such as suburban sprawl.
With better planning for roadways, more mass transit, modern railway networks, and smart solutions for our traffic problems, our region can be a healthier place to live and work. Alternative transportation planning can help to preserve the quality of life we value by encouraging individuals and businesses to make alternative transportation part of their lives.
|Biking & Walking Routes||
Nashua River Rail Trail ~ 22-mile (round trip) paved multi-use path begins in Ayer, MA, crosses into New Hampshire in the Southwest corner of Nashua and continues 1/2 mile to Groton Rd
Nashua Heritage Rail Trail ~ paved multi-use separated path runs parallel to West Hollis St. in downtown Nashua, connecting City Hall and the rest of Main Street to the neighborhoods around Hollis, Kinsley and Ledge Streets
Albuquerque Ave Trail ~ paved multi-use separated path runs parallel to Albuquerque Avenue in Litchfield, a major north-south route through the center of Town
|Carpool & Commuter Information||
NHDOT Park 'N' Ride Website ~ includes directions, maps, facility information
511 Northern New England Traffic & Travel Info ~ dialing 511 from any phone in New Hampshire provides the listener with the latest road conditions, construction information and traffic updates.
NH Rideshare ~ FREE commuter matching service, ridematch applications, cost savings calculator
SmarTraveler ~ real time traffic information around Boston
Nashua Transit System ~ Public bus fixed route service and demand-response paratransit service for the City of Nashua
Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative ~ non-emergency medical transportation for residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, and Milford
Boston Express ~ offering bus service between Nashua and Boston's South Station & Logan Airport
MBTA ~ Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
|Commute Green NH||
The mission of Commute Green NH is to promote initiatives, projects, and strategies that result in the reduction of single occupancy vehicle miles and trips in order to decrease dependence on fossil fuels, improve health, and reduce environmental impacts.
The Commute Green NH website offers information on how to green your commute to save money, improve your health, and better the environment. You can also participate in the Statewide Challenge, which provides incentives to help get you motivated.
|Regional Coordinating Council and Locally Coordinated Transportation Plan||
One of the provisions in the federal transportation bill (SAFETEA-LU) requires the development of a Locally Coordinated Transportation Plan. This provision aims to improve transportation services for persons with disabilities, older Americans and individuals with lower incomes.
The plan identifies existing transportation services and transportation needs in the region. Future desired transportation services in the region will be identified through the planning process. Projects must be identified in the plan in order to be eligible for Job Access and Reverse Commute funding, New Freedoms funding and 5310 Elderly and Disabled funding.
The planning process is a collaborative effort and many social service agencies and transportation providers in the community were contacted to complete surveys and attend the Coordinated Transit Luncheons.
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
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