Derry-Salem Regional Transit Study
11 town Greater Derry-Salem region is the only urbanized area in the state of
New Hampshire without regular fixed route bus service. This lack of transit
service creates a barrier to accessing health care, employment, and community
activities for many of the region's elderly, disabled, low income, and otherwise
transit dependent residents.
For years a major
impediment to transit service has been the lack of an organization to provide
and coordinate transit services in the area. In 1998 volunteers from over thirty
health and human service agencies in the region came together to fill this void
by forming the Greater Derry/Greater Salem Regional Transportation Council (RTC).
2002 the MPO, together with the RTC and the Nashua and Southern Regional
Planning Commissions, conducted a study analyzing the need for transit in the
region; and defining an action plan for improving transit through coordination
and expansion of existing demand response service; and development of standard
fixed route bus service.
View a copy of the Project Report