Transportation & Infrastructure
“A modern and strong infrastructure is central to the success of New Hampshire and America’s people, businesses, and economy, and I will continue pushing for meaningful federal investments to expand rural broadband, and fix our highways, roads, and bridges.” – Senator Hassan
Strengthening both New Hampshire and America’s transportation and broadband infrastructure is critical to meeting the needs of the 21st century economy.
Senator Hassan authored the bipartisan AIRWAVES Act that would support meaningful investments in rural broadband infrastructure in places like New Hampshire, helping to strengthen local economies and provide businesses and individuals in rural areas with the resources that they need to get ahead and stay ahead.
To help close the urban-rural digital divide, the Senator also introduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act, which would help close the rural-urban digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural parts of New Hampshire and across the country.
The Senator has also worked with her colleagues in New Hampshire’s congressional delegation to help secure significant investments in transportation infrastructure, including nearly $8 million to repair transportation infrastructure in Granite State communities impacted by severe flooding, $11.8 million for the Manchester airport, $13.5 million for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, and a $10 million grant to rehabilitate two regionally significant bridges connecting New Hampshire and Vermont. And she is working with Senator Jeanne Shaheen to pass the SAFE Bridges Act, which would make long-overdue investments in the nation’s aging bridges.
To ensure that all Granite Staters and Americans have access to clean, safe drinking water, Senator Hassan is working to improve water infrastructure and protect clean drinking water supplies, including combatting PFAS drinking water contamination in communities across New Hampshire.
Additionally, Senator Hassan worked with the rest of the New Hampshire delegation to secure funding for critical priorities for the state in the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which authorized water infrastructure projects around the country. The comprehensive bipartisan bill included approval for mitigation efforts at Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors – a victory for the fishing industry in New Hampshire that has been hurt by severe sand shoaling in recent years.
Senator Hassan will continue working across the aisle to strengthen New Hampshire’s infrastructure to ensure that all Granite Staters and Americans have access to high-speed internet, safe drinking water, navigable waters, and well-maintained roads, bridges, and airports.
September 23, 2020
Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Applaud $3.52 Million Grant to Strengthen Flood Control Infrastructure in Bristol
( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) issued the following statements in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) that Bristol will receive a $3.52 million federal grant to make flood control infrastructure improvements that will help protect businesses in the town’s downtown commercial district:Read More
September 23, 2020
Shaheen & Hassan Call for Financial Assistance for Bus & Passenger Ferry Industries in Next COVID-19 Relief Package
(U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined a group of Senators in calling for the next COVID-19 relief package to include the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act, legislation they cosponsored that would authorize $10 billion in emergency economic relief funding for America’s bus, motorcoach and passenger ferry industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was led by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI).Read More
September 22, 2020
( U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced the award of $4,562,905 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program to invest in renovating and modernizing the New Hampshire Northcoast (NHN) railroad line. Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas sent a letter of support for this grant award.Read More
August 04, 2020
Senator Hassan Leads NH Delegation in Calling for Additional & Flexible Broadband Support in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas are calling for additional funding and flexibility for states to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular to help states use the funding to build out additional broadband infrastructure to support telehealth, remote learning, and working from home.Read More
June 15, 2020
Keene Sentinel Editorial Board Highlights Senator Hassan’s Work to Expand Broadband Access to Granite Staters
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, The Keene Sentinel published an editorial highlighting U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s efforts to expand broadband access to Granite Staters. The editorial mentions recent events that Senator Hassan has hosted on broadband expansion, including one in Keene back in February on broadband availability in the region, and one last month with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on expanding broadband in the state’s rural and underserved communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
June 05, 2020
NH Delegation Applauds National Broadband Availability Map Program’s Expansion to Include New Hampshire
( Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the addition of New Hampshire to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM) program.Read More
May 28, 2020
Senator Hassan, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Discuss Broadband Access with NH Business, Health Care, and Education Leaders
U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan led a virtual roundtable discussion today, along with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, and health, education, and business leaders from across New Hampshire about expanding broadband in the state’s rural and underserved communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More