Upcoming Events
June 27 The Natural Resources Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. at SWRPC's offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene, NH. For more information contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.
July 19 The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation Steering Committee will meet from 4:30 p.m. at SWRPC's offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene, NH. For more information contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

 

Other Items of Interest
Letters of intent for Congestion Mitigation and  Air Quality grant funding due July 7th. Learn more by clicking here.
The Regional Public Involvement Plan for Southwest New Hampshire has been adopted and released. To view the plan, please click here.

The NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program needs your help! Take the Broadband Access Survey and Speed Test to help identify homes and businesses that are un-served and underserved for high speed internet. Info

For additional NH planning events, see the NH Office of Energy and Planning Events Calendar.
Discover more about Granite State Future.
To learn about Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire visit.
To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign visit
To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process visit

 

Transit and Paratransit Planning

The Planning Commission continues to work to establish a meaningful role in Regional transit and paratransit planning as a component of our overall transportation planning program.  Below are descriptions of planning efforts over the last 10 years.

Coordinated Community Transportation Planning (2006-ongoing):

SWRPC plays the role of facilitator  in the Region to improve the existing system so that it is a more "responsive, comprehensive, and coordinated community transportation system."  Stakeholders from the Southwest Region are working in conjunction with federal and state government towards this goal.  In 2006, SWRPC worked with stakeholders to produce a Coordinated Community Transportation Plan to identify community transportation needs and goals for implementation to address those needs.  SWRPC is currently working on a project to enhance the original Coordinated Community Transportation Plan with additional information to guide future planning efforts as well as developing a Regional Coordinating Council to guide future coordination activity in the Contoocook Valley area.

Southern NH Route 10 Job Access Reverse Commute Project (2008-ongoing):

In December 2008, SWRPC and an Advisory Committee wrapped up a project to understand the feasibility of providing commuter services for residents living near the Route 10 Corridor in West Swanzey and Winchester.  SWRPC is currently working with transportation agencies to design a new service and secure funding for the project.

NH Route 119 Transit Expansion Feasibility Study (2008-ongoing):

In December 2008, SWRPC and an Advisory Committee began a study to examine the feasiblity of expanding transit on the Route 119 Corridor in Hinsdale and Winchester from the Town of Brattleboro, Vermont where there are several active transit services including the BeeLine Bus, the MOOver Bus, the Connecticut River Transit, Amtrak, Greyhound and other transit-related options.

Former Transit Planning Projects:


CityExpress Service Expansion Study
(1999)
 


CityExpress Cost/Benefit Analysis
(2001)
 


City of Keene Transportation Center Analysis
(2002)
 


A Survey of Transit Management Structure and Practices
(2002)