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.
February 03, 2020
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are working together on bipartisan bills to help states, cities, and towns spur investment in rural broadband projects. The bills complement ongoing efforts in New Hampshire to provide local governments with innovative financing options for broadband projects, giving states and localities additional resources to invest in rural broadband.Read More
December 20, 2019
Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Hassan, Shaheen to Improve Access to Broadband in New Hampshire Passes Senate
WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to expand access to broadband in rural and underserved communities in New Hampshire passed the Senate yesterday.Read More
December 19, 2019
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statements after the Senate passed bipartisan government funding legislation. The package, which also includes key bills and tax fixes that the Senator has worked on, already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will now head to the President’s desk for a signature.Read More
December 11, 2019
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen this week joined 46 of their Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prioritize sustainable rural broadband networks as the FCC considers new rules in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) proceeding.Read More
December 09, 2019
SUNAPEE, NH - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, who has led efforts to strengthen state and local cybersecurity as a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, met Friday with officials at Sunapee Middle/High School following a ransomware attack that hit the district earlier this year. Each week, the district’s IT administrators take backup data offline, and they were able to get the school back online and restore data – without paying the ransom.Read More
November 22, 2019
( Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Claremont Municipal airport a $3 million federal grant. The federal funding was awarded under the agency’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Shaheen helped craft the omnibus funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that included an additional $500 million for AIP projects. While a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Hassan helped advance the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which included important New Hampshire priorities. The law included $3.35 billion in mandatory funding for AIP, and instructs the FAA to prioritize small or medium-sized airports located outside of metropolitan areas, like Claremont Municipal, for airport improvement funding.Read More
November 21, 2019
Senator Hassan Statement on Bipartisan Vote to Give Troops Pay Raise, Protect Transportation Funding
WASHINGTON - Today on a bipartisan basis, the U.S. Senate passed a funding bill to keep the government’s doors open. The bill included a 3.1 percent pay raise for U.S. service members and a bipartisan proposal that Senator Hassan cosponsored to protect $7.6 billion in highway funding, including $37.8 million for New Hampshire’s roads and bridges.Read More