Transportation & Infrastructure
Senator Hassan recognizes the importance of strong and modern transportation infrastructure to New Hampshire’s people, businesses, and economy.
As Governor, she signed a bipartisan, business-backed plan to fix highways, roads, and bridges throughout New Hampshire and to complete the long-overdue expansion of I-93.
As a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Senator is focused on strengthening our transportation infrastructure to ensure that it meets the needs of a 21st century economy. Senator Hassan is fighting to protect federal funding for the successful TIGER grant and TIFIA loan programs, which have supported critical transportation infrastructure projects across New Hampshire.
She believes that infrastructure improvements must also include an investment in the extensive network of wastewater, drinking water, and storm water infrastructure that is now over 100 years old in some locations. With many pieces of infrastructure coming to the end of their useful lives, she is working to ensure that all Granite Staters have access to clean, safe drinking water, and that we reinvest in these critical systems that so many take for granted.
Senator Hassan also recognizes that the changing economy requires new infrastructure, and to help encourage innovation and drive economic growth, Senator Hassan is focused on expanding access to broadband and strengthening our telecommunications infrastructure.
And Senator Hassan is working to improve traveling conditions and ensure that travelers are treated with greater fairness and respect by the airline industry.
February 01, 2019
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan this week joined her colleagues in introducing the Rebuild America’s Schools Act, a proposal to invest $100 billion in the physical and digital infrastructure of schools across America. The bill was sponsored by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI).Read More
January 08, 2019
In case you missed it, the Union Leader reported that the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) found that cell service coverage maps in the Lakes Region exaggerate coverage, which could prevent communities in New Hampshire from getting their fair share of federal funding to expand rural broadband. Senator Hassan has been leading efforts in the Senate to sound the alarm on this issue and work to fix the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) flawed broadband coverage maps that will determine which areas are eligible for billions of dollars in federal funding to expand broadband in rural areas.Read More
December 20, 2018
Bipartisan Farm Bill with Hassan-Supported Provision to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission and Other Critical New Hampshire Priorities Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON - President Trump signed into law today the bipartisan Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 – also known as the “Farm Bill” – that includes a provision Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for five years and expand the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties. The bipartisan legislation also includes additional resources and support for critical New Hampshire priorities, including boosting New Hampshire’s agricultural industry, helping to prevent Granite Staters from going hungry, expanding access to broadband, and supporting efforts to combat the opioid crisis.Read More
December 06, 2018
Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $7.5M to Rehabilitate the Main Wharf at Market Street Marine Terminal
( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $7,504,854 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Pease Development Authority, Division of Ports and Harbors (PDA-DPH) for the Main Wharf Rehabilitation and Modification Project. This funding will allow PDA-DPH to rehabilitate approximately 17,500 square feet of the Main Wharf at the Market Street Marine Terminal and return the terminal to full capacity by replacing the deteriorating wharf access bridge and decking the area between the shoreline and the back of the Main Wharf.Read More
November 25, 2018
( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Army Corps of Engineers’ (The Corps) release of their fiscal year 2019 work plan, which includes $4.6 million to move emergency dredging efforts for Hampton-Seabrook Harbor.Read More
November 20, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe, alerting the public to new protections that are now in place to protect airline passengers as the busy holiday season fast approaches.
October 14, 2018
( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $5,786,070 in federal Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These grants include $1,687,439 to Belknap and Carroll counties, $1,417,542 to Coos and Grafton counties, $1,942,460 to Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties, and $738,628 to Carroll, Rockingham, and Strafford counties to assist response efforts after severe flooding and winter storms last year.Read More