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Public Notice
Intent to Apply for Federal Transit Administration Sec. 5310 Funding

Cheshire Rail Trail Planning Project

Planning for Hinsdale-Brattleboro Existing Bridges and Island Area

Monadnock Broadband Implementation Guide

Monadnock Vital Economies

COVID-19 Resources Page
Plan for Ashuelot Rail Trail: A Pilot Project

Highlights Newsletter

January 2021

Highlights Archive

SWRPC Meetings
March 16, 2021

The SWRPC Board of Directors will meet at 3:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Mar16BOD21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 824 7966 5790

Passcode: 995943

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information please contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff.

March 23, 2021

The SWRPC Energy & Natural Resources Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Mar23ENRAC21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 859 3175 5691

Passcode: 014568

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

April 14, 2021

The SWRPC Economic Development Advisory Committee will meet at Noon.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Apr14EDAC21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 873 9713 5448

Passcode: 049732

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff. For more information please contact Todd Horner of SWRPC staff.

Other Meetings

March 12, 2021

The Swanzey NH 10 Corridor Study Working Group will meet at 10:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Mar12SNH10WG21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 894 4896 7411

Passcode: 969356

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

March 16, 2021

The Monadnock Regional Coordinating Council for Transportation will meet at 9:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Mar16MRCC21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 891 5807 4615

Passcode: 298420

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact Terry Johnson of 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 please click here

To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign please click here.

To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process please click here

Cheshire Rail Trail South Planning Project

Overview

Rail trails have long been recognized as a way to improve local and regional opportunities related to transportation, recreation, economic development, and public health. A variety of individuals and groups take on maintenance of rail trails, and they are enjoyed routinely by residents and visitors alike.  The Cheshire Rail Trail South Planning Project aims to address challenges and opportunities along the trail from its intersection with the Ashuelot Rail Trail in Keene through Swanzey, Marlborough, Troy and Fitzwilliam to its end near the Massachusetts State line (study area map). The project will involve collecting data on existing trail use, conditions and amenities and conducting meetings among municipal and other stakeholders to both share information and consider maintenance, connectivity, safety, and coordinated improvement to the trail. The project will result in a common vision and 10-year plan for the trail to better inform volunteer groups, local government and regional and statewide transportation planning.

Your Input

Mark Challenges & Opportunities (Interactive Map) 

Project Meetings & Results

The following items will be populated with links over the course of the project.

Project Working Group Meeting #1 

Agenda: Your vision, project scope, online survey, project promotion

December 1, 2020

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Summary

Slide Deck

Videoconference Recording

Project Working Group Meeting #2 

Agenda: Results of existing conditions assessment, draft goals and objectives, implementation plan

February 24, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Summary

Slide Deck

Videoconference Recording 

Project Working Group Meeting #3 (TBD April 2021)

Agenda: Final draft of plan, project prioritization, promotion and implementation next steps

Meeting Summary 

Slide Deck 

Recording 

Existing Conditions Assessment Technical Memos

  • Literature Review - Inventory of existing trail-related plans, policies, laws, or other documents.
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Counts - Overview of bicycle and pedestrian counting activities conducted to date and summary of collected data. Available Winter 2020/2021.

Public Outreach Technical Memos 

  • Online Survey - Analysis of results from the online resident survey. Available Winter 2020/2021.
  • Stakeholder Interviews - Summary of responses from municipal staff and officials focusing on information relative to plans for improvements, needs, promotion, land use issues, previous planning and more. Available Winter 2020/2021

2021-2030 Implementation Plan (April 2021)