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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Businesses

Link to Downloadable Posters

Age-Focused Planning Initiative

Plan for Ashuelot Rail Trail: A Pilot Project

Monadnock Vital Economies

RFP:  Website Update

2020 Data Collection Internship

Highlights Newsletter

February 2020

Highlights Archive

 

SWRPC Meetings

Apr

8

The SWRPC Economic Advisory Committee will meet at 12:00 p.m.  To access the meeting remotely please download the free Zoom application and click here:

https://zoom.us/j/748475943

Meeting ID: 748 475 943

One tap Mobile

+16465588656,,748475943#

Or dial by your location:

+1 646 558 8656

For more information please contact Todd Horner of SWRPC staff.

Apr

14

The SWRPC Board of Directors will meet at 3:30.  For more information please contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff.

Apr

22

The SWRPC Energy & Natural Resources Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street, Keene.  For more information please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

 

Other Meetings
 

The Monadnock Regional Coordinating Council For Community Transportation meeting scheduled for March 17 has been rescheduled for April 21.  For more information please contact Todd Horner of SWRPC staff.

 

April 6

The Monadnock Broadband Group will meet at 1:00 p.m.  To access the meeting remotely please download the free Zoom application and click here:

https://zoom.us/j/694946203

Meeting ID: 694 946 203

or use the one tap mobile:

+16465588656,,694946203#

or dial by your location:

+1 646 558 8656.

For more information please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

 

April 21

The Monadnock Regional Coordinating Council For Community Transportation will meet at a time TBD.  For more information please contact Todd Hornerof SWRPC staff.

Items of Interest

The Regional Public Involvement Plan for Southwest New Hampshire has been adopted and released. To view the plan, please click here.

For NH planning events, see the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Events Calendar.

Discover more about Granite State Future.

Municipal Survey Report

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)