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Greater Derry-Salem Regional Transit Study

The 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). 

During 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


2003-2022 Regional Long Range Transportation Plan Update

The Salem-Plaistow-Windham MPO has just released the 2003-2022 Long Range Transportation Plan. This document identifies transportation needs, policies, and project priorities for the 9 town region of the Salem- Plaistow-Windham MPO over a 20 year planning horizon. 

Copies of the document are available at the town libraries in Salem, Plaistow, Windham, and Kingston; as well as the Rockingham Planning Commission offices in Exeter.

Download the 2003-2022 Long Range Transportation Plan

The Draft 2003 Update to the Long Range Transportation Plan may be downloaded below, either chapter by chapter or as one complete (though large) file. To read the files you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have this software on your computer you can download it for free by clicking here, or on the button at right.

Table of Contents (174k)

Chapter 1 - Introduction (210k)

Chapter 2 - Goals (171k)

Chapter 3 - Land Use & Demographics (189k)

Chapter 4 - Transportation & Land Use (279k)

Chapter 5 - Highways (348k)

Chapter 6 - Bicycles (466k)

Chapter 7 - Pedestrian (292k)

Chapter 8 - Public Transportation (340k)

Chapter 9 - Transportation Demand Management (275k)

Chapter 10 - Freight (374k)

Chapter 11 - TIP Project List (49k)

Chapter 12 - Long Range Project List (135k)

Appendix A - Financial Plan (410k)

Appendix B - Air Quality Conformity (3.5 MB)

Appendix C - Compliance with Federal Regs (197K)

Appendix D - Public Involvement Results (706K)

Appendix E - Road Classification (300K)

Appendix F - NHDOT Bike/Ped Guidelines (147K)


All 12 Chapters in One File (no appendices) (6.0 MB)




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