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Oct 5, 2015 5:12 PM

Possible commuter bus route to go through Interstate 89

The Associated Press

LEBANON (AP) — Planners in New Hampshire are exploring the possibility of establishing commuter bus service along Interstate 89 from New London to Lebanon and Hanover.

The Valley News reports planners believe there's demand due to population growth and commuting patterns. They hope to determine whether it's sufficient to support the service and how much it would cost.

Nate Miller, executive director of the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, says this could alleviate congestion, cut down on air pollution and delay costly infrastructure improvements.

The commission is seeking requests from consultants to investigate the feasibility of bus service along the corridor. It has a $64,000 transportation planning and research grant to assist in the study.

The study is expected to be completed by June 2016.


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