Passenger rail would boost local economy

Support Weeks to "help make this dream a reality"

The Nashua Telegraph
Letter to the Editor
Friday, August 12, 2016

In the early '80s, I lived in the Boston area. The Red Line subway was being extended from Harvard Square to three new stations, ending at Route 2 near Arlington, Mass. At the end of the line, a large parking garage was built, including electric car charging stations. After the extension was completed, I witnessed rapid economic growth near every new subway station: new stores, restaurants and offices. Property values also increased.

In Nashua, we have been fighting to get Boston commuter rail extended to our city. I strongly believe that extending commuter rail to Nashua and also to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport would bring rapid economic growth and attract new employers to our cities. If we built it, the businesses will come, adding jobs and improving our tax base.

Someday, I hope to get on a train in Nashua and travel directly to North Station in Boston. I would then be able to walk upstairs and see the Celtics play at the TD Garden. Please support Dan Weeks for Executive Council. He will help to make this dream a reality.

Stan Olejczak
Nashua