A police car parked sideways on Lowell Street on the morning of October 15th blocking traffic while tables with red cloths over them waited for patrons to arrive. Burgers sizzled on a grill outside, sending plumes of smoke into the air. Placards on the sidewalk with oversized proclamations by Governor Chris Sununu, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen recognized an accomplishment few businesses of any kind can match: the Red Arrow Diner had been in business for 100 years.
“MTA is excited to partner with the Nature Conservancy in order to bring this pilot program to life,” said Mike Whitten, executive director of the Manchester Transit Authority. “Connecting passengers with natural spaces like our state parks and forests offers so many benefits and we’re thrilled to do our part to eliminate transportation as a barrier to access for members of our community.”