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Welcome to the Rockingham Planning Commission

Rockingham Planning Commission is one of nine regional planning commissions in New Hampshire established by RSA 36:46. The Commission's region consists of twenty-six communities within Rockingham County. Operating as a non-profit local government organization, the Commission serves in an advisory role to local governments in order to promote coordinated planning, orderly growth, efficient land use, transportation access and environmental protection.

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News & Notices

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Coordinated Public Transit/Human Services Transportation Plan for the Greater Derry-Salem Region. This plan identifies transportation needs in the ten-town Greater Derry-Salem region and proposes strategies for expanding transportation access and improving efficiency through coordination. Comment accepted until 5:00pm on July 13, 2016. See Public Notice for hearing details.

DEADLINE APPROACHING! Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission seeking public comments on draft report by 6/30. The draft report,Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation, summarizes New Hampshire’s vulnerabilities to projected coastal flood hazards and puts forth recommendations to minimize risk and improve resilience. For more details visit CRHC's website.

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant Announcement for Bike/Pedestrian Projects
NHDOT has announced the start of a competitive selection round for pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure projects under the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Projects are to be between $400,000 and $1,000,000 total cost with a minimum 20% local match. Communities who are interested must submit a letter of intent to NHDOT to apply for the funds by July 1, 2016. Full grant applications are anticipated to be due in late summer with funding decisions being made in early 2017.

Technical assistance is available from RPC to help communities scope projects and develop letters of intent.For more information about TAP contact Scott Bogle at RPC or visit NHDOT's website.

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Current Projects

The Climate Risk in the Seacoast (C-RiSe): Assessing Vulnerability of Municipal Assets and Resources to Climate Change is a project that will provide Great Bay municipalities with maps and assessments of flood impacts to road and transportation assets, critical facilities and infrastructure, and natural resources associated with projected increases in storm surge, sea level and precipitation. For more details and update about the C-RiSE project please visit the Climate Change - RPC Projects page.

Long Range Transportation Plan Update. The Long Range Transportation Plan serves as the 20+ year transportation planning document for the Rockingham MPO. The Plan contains the region’s goals and specific project proposals through 2040. For more information and project updates visit: Transportation Plan.

Tides to Storms - Now Completed! This project assessed the vulnerability of coastal municipalities and public infrastructure to flooding from expected increases in storm surge and rates of sea-level rise. For more information and project reports and maps visit the Projects page.


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