What’s New

Draft Ten Year Transportation Plan Public Meeting Rescheduled

The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT), which is made up of the five Executive Councilors and the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), has cancelled the meeting planned for November 22, 2021. This meeting has been rescheduled for December 8, 2021 at the Department of Transportation, Room 114, 7 Hazen Drive, in Concord, NH. This meeting will begin at whichever is later – 2:30 pm or one hour after the completion of the separate and unrelated Governor and Executive Council meeting scheduled earlier in the day.

The GACIT members continue to work with the Department to review public comments received and more time will help to finalize the Draft Ten Year Plan for GACIT adoption.

The intent of this meeting is to follow-up on any outstanding items from the previous November 10th meeting, so that the Department can finalize the Draft Ten Year Plan for GACIT adoption. The public is invited to attend in person or virtually via Zoom using this link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84457349790?pwd=RlhZV1dvSDRPOW1BdHk5TnVRamlIUT09. Passcode: 086399
Via Telephone: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 720 707 2699
Webinar ID: 844 5734 9790

More information can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/planning/typ/index.htm

GACIT Project – Story Board (Interactive project viewer that allows the user to select and view project information)

CommuteSmart NH Launches New Statewide Software

CommuteSmart NH has launched a new statewide software! This free software includes a multi-modal trip planner, where you can find a carpool trip, transit route, bike or walk buddy, while also viewing EV charging stations, park and ride lot locations, and real time traffic. The trip planner can also help you find a ride for to a event or destination and for a one-time trip such as a doctors visit or shopping. You can also log your trips, sync with fitness tracking app, redeem points for rewards, and participate in the program’s annual commuter challenges. This software is also used in our neighboring states and utilizes a shared database of commuters. View online or download the app today! (App available in both Apple App store and Google Play store).

CommuteSmart NH 2021 Buses, Bikes & Brooms Challenge Summary

The 2021 Buses, Bikes & Brooms Challenge has ended! Held from October 16-31, this year’s Challenge was individual based and included the use of the program’s new software. See the savings below:

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

Carsey School of Public Policy Releases What is New Hampshire?

Useful to policymakers, nonprofits, business leaders, and New Hampshire residents, What is New Hampshire? is now in the hands of the Carsey School of Public Policy after previously being produced by the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies. While there are some different data sources and historical comparison periods employed in this version, the biggest change is that What is New Hampshire? has moved largely online. As a result:

  • Graphics are interactive—allowing users who wish for deeper dives to see data in different ways while not bogging down the presentation for users who do not.
  • There will be no single date when the entire publication is released. During 2019 and 2020 sections will be added as they are completed. Subsequently, they will be updated periodically. They will be structured so that as new data are available sections can be updated periodically.

The purpose of What is New Hampshire? is to set a factual baseline of understanding as the state makes decisions about its future. It is a set of facts and simple descriptive text describing where we are, where we have been, and what challenges we may face based on our analysis.

New Hampshire Flood Hazards Handbook for Municipal Officials

A valuable new flood hazards resource is now available for NH’s public officials relating to flood preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. A team collaboration of federal and NH State agencies under the NH Silver Jackets program developed the New Hampshire Flood Hazards Handbook, A Guide for Municipal Officials. Completed with local and regional experienced-based feedback based on flooding events in New Hampshire communities over the last 15 years, the resource was finalized in October 2019 and is available online for download on the NH Silver Jackets website.

The Guide is organized into situation-specific sections: Before the Flood, During the Flood, and After the Flood (both Short Term and Long Term Recovery). Included is an editable Emergency Flood Response and Recovery Checklist for Emergency Management Directors to use during a flooding situation and a list containing essential State Agency Contact Information. An informative article describing the Flood Hazards Handbook in depth is located on the NH Municipal Association website. For further information about the Handbook, contact Samara Ebinger at the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives (NH OSI) by email at samara.ebinger@osi.nh.gov or by phone at 603.271.1755. Be sure to follow NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Twitter @NH_HSEM. Please download your copy of the NH Flood Hazards Handbook today!

FY 2021-2030 Transportation Improvement Program

CNHRPC’s Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to cover Fiscal Years 2021-2030 was adopted by CNHRPC’s Full Commission on April 11, 2019.
The CNHRPC 2021-2030 TIP

NH-MS4 Municipalities Blog

This NH Stormwater Regional Coalitions Blog, NH-MS4, is for the New Hampshire Seacoast Stormwater Coalition and the Nashua/Manchester Regional Stormwater Coalition communities, and it is hosted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Watershed Assistance Section. Please visit this site for meeting information, resources and updates related to New Hampshire MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer, Systems) municipalities.

Tiny Houses, and the Not-So-Tiny Questions They Raise

Zoning Practice, November 2015
American Planning Association
Issue Number 11, Practice Tiny Houses

The New Law on Accessory Dwelling Units

This handout developed by the NHMA is meant to provide a basic Do’s and Don’ts for the new Accessory Dwelling Unit statue. The last page contains proposed language for a simple zoning amendment that would allow an ADU by right under a local zoning ordinance.
The New Law on Accessory Dwelling Units


CNHRPC Member Communities

Click on the towns below to access that towns official web site.