Taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for unsustainable infrastructure subsidies.
The “infrastructure plan” coming from Washington D.C. includes funding for new commuter rail lines nationally. Some politicians in Concord and Washington plan to use these funds to build a new capital corridor line from Massachusetts to Concord. If built, this will cost Granite State taxpayers $11 million or more in annual operation and management costs.
To pay for these costs, the Department of Transportation suggests new taxes on Granite Staters, including:
-A new $5 vehicle registration fee,
-Increasing property taxes $15.7 million statewide,
-The diversion of 5% of state lottery revenue away from our schools, or
-Hiking gas taxes on those that can least afford the increase.
According to the NHDOT final report on the Nashua-Manchester commuter rail project, “[m]ost state transit funding comes from General Fund appropriations or through traditional taxes and fees, such as motor fuel taxes, sales taxes, and vehicle fees.”
We need your help to let lawmakers know that New Hampshire rejects this commuter rail subsidy boondoggle. Sign our petition to help protect Granite Staters from reckless tax increases and subsidies!