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CommuteSmart 2024 Spring Statewide Challenge – Now Live!

The CommuteSmart NH Spring Commuter Challenge is now live! Join your coworkers and rise among the ranks to be New Hampshire’s best “smart commuting” company! Weekly drawings for nearly $200 of gift cards to a large variety of retailers and businesses. Create or sign in to your CommuteSmart NH account, update your profile information to include your current organization, and track sustainable trips. To participate, visit the challenge page or visit our online platform or app in the Apple Store and Google Play.

Engaging with New Hampshire DOT: A Guide to Public Involvement

Discover how you can contribute to the development of your community’s transportation system with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s (NHDOT) guide on public involvement. Learn about the ongoing projects, how to participate in transportation planning, and the importance of your voice in shaping the future of transportation in New Hampshire. Your involvement matters! General Public | Department of Transportation (nh.gov)

2023 Traffic Count Data: Now Available

Traffic counting is now updated for years 2013-2023 and can be found here.

Source Water Protection Toolkit Now Available Online 

 New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) has issued an updated source water protection toolkit. The document provides information and resources to stakeholders on how they can better protect drinking water sources in their communities. An accompanying outreach guide is also available on the NEIWPCC website. The toolkit has 10 chapters and includes information on contemporary issues such as climate change and PFAS.

Did you miss the 10-04-23 NHDES Source Water Protection Seminar? You can view the materials here

CNHRPC Regional Housing Needs Assessment

CNHRPC has prepared the 2023 Regional Housing Needs Assessment.  As part of the project CNHRPC worked with The NH Office of Planning Development, the eight other NH RPCs, and Outwith Studio to develop the NH Housing Toolbox.  The Toolbox can be found at nhhousingtoolbox.org.

To learn more about the project or to review the draft CNHRPC RHNA document please visit the project page. Central NH Regional Housing Needs Assessment.

Approved 2025-2034 CNHRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The 2025-2034 CNRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was approved by the CNHRPC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on March 24th and by the CNHRPC Full Commission at their meeting on March 30th.

The TIP is a culmination of work beginning in July of 2022 seeking confirmation of continued support for transportation projects in the current 2023-2032 NHDOT Ten Year Plan, and soliciting new projects for consideration in the upcoming 2025-2034 Ten Year Plan. Several new potential projects were proposed by CNHRPC communities, which were subsequently evaluated scored by the TAC over the course of the summer and fall. These projects and proposed funding allocations are described in the Draft TIP document and were forwarded to NHDOT on March 31st.

Questions and comments can be directed to Craig Tufts at ctufts@cnhrpc.org or Mike Tardiff at mtardiff@cnhrpc.org, or by reaching us at 603 226 6020.

2025-2034 TIP

Changes to RSAs Governing Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment Timelines

The NH Legislature has enacted several changes to Planning and Zoning RSAs that will impact how boards conduct business and timelines governing processes. Among these are the duration of time Planning Board’s have to act to deem an application complete and the consequences of missing such deadlines. Please see the summaries provided in the links below:

A description of the changes: https://www.nh.gov/osi/resource-library/legislation/documents/opd-nhma-hb-1661-1021-advisory.pdf 

A table comparing the revised language to the previous language: https://www.nh.gov/osi/resource-library/legislation/documents/hb-1661-summarytable.pdf 

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Demographic Data Map Viewer

The U.S. Census Bureau has released an interactive data map viewer for a variety of 2020 demographic characteristics. Be sure to zoom in to see county- and tract-level data!
2020 Census Demographic Data Map Viewer

CNHRPC Regional Transportation Plan Corridor Spotlights

As part of the RTP, eight regionally significant corridors throughout the region have been identified to examine closely for key demographic trends, recent and historic land use patterns, and specific transportation projects. Titled Corridor Spotlights, the draft versions of these can be seen below. Also available for viewing is a historical timeline of transportation development within the region. CNHRPC Regional Transportation Plan Draft Documents:

CNHRPC Community Profiles Have Been Updated

The CNHRPC Community Profiles have been updated with newly released 2014-2018 American Community Survey data! View them here


CNHRPC Member Communities