COAST Project to Promote Commuting Options
Bumper to bumper traffic on the Little Bay Bridge, insufficient parking in downtown Portsmouth, spiraling gas prices, poor air quality. These quality of life issues are becoming more prevalent and increasingly frustrating for Seacoast area residents. A new project hosted by COAST (Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation) will begin to address these problems.
To ease the flow of traffic congestion during and after the Little Bay Bridge construction project, COAST will receive funding for three to five years from the federal Department of Transportation and the New Hampshire Turnpike Authority.
The project will promote the use of transportation options, such as ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling), taking the bus, biking, walking, and telecommuting in order to reduce the number of cars on the road. A seacoast Transportation Management Association (TMA) will be created to engage employers and local government representatives as partners.
For more information please see COAST's press release.