Tollroadsnews - March 4, 2014 - Manchester, NH Union-Leader looks at the impact of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation's I-93 high-speed tolls project at Hooksett, and reports that, â€œIn fiscal 2013, system-wide toll collection personnel costs were 20 percent lower than in fiscal 2011, for a savings of $2 million." A state official estimates that fiscal 2014 costs will be 22 percent lower than in fiscal 2011, for a projected savings of $2.2 million.
In the first six months after the ORT lanes opened (in May 2013), the number of new E-ZPass accounts per month averaged more than 4,000, which amounts to a 78 percent increase over the same period of the previous year.
And now for something completely different (but from the sameUnion-Leader article): the liquor stores in the state's new new, I-93 welcome centers will open ahead of schedule. The "New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet" stores will be operated by the state's Liquor Commission. They feature in two new, full-service welcome centers that will include, among other amenities, visitor information, 1950s-style diners, Italian restaurants, delis and convenience stores.