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 13, 2021
Senator Hassan Makes Stops Across the Granite State to Highlight Importance of Investing in Infrastructure and Creating Jobs
NEW HAMSHIRE - In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan made stops across the Granite State last week, including in Manchester, Nashua, and Derry to highlight the importance of investing in infrastructure and creating jobs in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan was part of the bipartisan group that worked to negotiate and pass through the Senate a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package that would provide historic investments to modernize the country’s transportation infrastructure, including by expanding clean energy access.Read More
September 07, 2021
Senator Hassan Visits Salem Depot Intersection Project to Highlight Need for Infrastructure Investments
SALEM – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the ongoing construction efforts at Salem Depot intersection at Broadway and Main Street to highlight the need for infrastructure investments in New Hampshire. The project, which aims in part to expand the intersection in order to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, is set to be completed this year. Senator Hassan was part of the bipartisan group that worked to negotiate and pass through the Senate a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package that would provide historic investments to repair and modernize the country’s transportation infrastructure.Read More
August 27, 2021
Senator Hassan Visits Route 1A to Discuss Nearly $1 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package for Coastal Resilience
RYE, NH - In case you missed it, the Union Leader published an article on U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s visit to Route 1A to discuss the key coastal resiliency investments that Senator Hassan secured in the bipartisan infrastructure package that the Senate recently passed.Read More
August 25, 2021
Senator Hassan Visits Infrastructure Projects in Downtown Claremont with City Officials and Business Leaders
CLAREMONT – Senator Hassan visited downtown Claremont to tour ongoing infrastructure revitalization projects, including repairs to roads, water sites, and sewage sites. There, the Senator spoke with city officials and business leaders about how funding from the bipartisan infrastructure package that the Senate recently passed could provide a major boost to infrastructure revitalization efforts in Claremont and across New Hampshire.Read More
August 11, 2021
NH Leaders, Stakeholders Laud Shaheen & Hassan for Leadership on Historic Infrastructure Legislation
( On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation’s history. This package would provide a $550 billion investment in our nation’s core infrastructure priorities – including roads and bridges, rail, transit, ports, airports, the electric grid, water systems and broadband. The bipartisan legislation was the result of months of negotiations that Shaheen led, and Hassan participated in, which will deliver robust investments for Granite State communities. Shaheen was a key negotiator and led provisions on broadband and water infrastructure. Senator Hassan helped secure key provisions related to passenger rail, coastal resilience, and cybersecurity. Hours after the Senate cleared the historic legislation, New Hampshire municipal leaders and stakeholders praised Shaheen and Hassan for their work to deliver the legislation through the Senate:Read More
August 11, 2021
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, yesterday the U.S. Senate voted to pass the historic bipartisan infrastructure package, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Senator Hassan was one of the 22 original negotiators of the bill, and successfully pushed for certain provisions related to passenger rail, high-speed internet access, coastal resilience, clean energy, and cybersecurity. The bipartisan package includes major investments in passenger rail, including potential funding opportunities for passenger rail connecting Nashua, Manchester, and Concord to Boston. In addition, a Hassan-led state and local cybersecurity grant program was included as part of the final Senate bill.Read More
August 10, 2021
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure package, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Senator Hassan was one of the 22 original negotiators of the bill working closely on provisions related to passenger rail, high-speed internet access, coastal resilience, clean energy, and cybersecurity.Read More