Governor Maggie Hassan believes that a solid and modern transportation infrastructure is critical for New Hampshire’s people, businesses and economy. In her first term, Maggie passed a bipartisan, business-backed transportation plan to begin fixing our highways, roads and bridges and to finish the long-overdue expansion of I-93 – the most significant state-level transportation investment in 23 years. Maggie built on this progress earlier this year by signing a Ten Year Transportation plan that maintains fiscal responsibility while advancing critical goals such as widening Route 106 near the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, accelerating the Exit 4A project in Londonderry and Derry and replacing or rehabilitating 23 red-listed bridges. In the Senate, Maggie will fight to encourage more public-private partnerships and help jump-start infrastructure investment by creating a national Infrastructure Bank to help state and local governments and private companies to take on infrastructure projects.
Maggie has also fought throughout her time as Governor to move forward with commuter rail from Boston to Nashua and Manchester, and she will continue working to secure federal support for critical projects like this in the Senate.
Maggie knows that we also need to update and advance other critical systems such as our water supply and broadband infrastructure. As Governor, she helped fund delayed and deferred water and sewer projects, extended $8 million in low-interest drinking and clean water loans to local communities, and pushed to create a trust fund for money from the state’s MtBE case against Exxon Mobil dedicated to removing MtBE contamination and ensuring that all Granite Staters have access to clean drinking water now and into the future. Maggie also supported the launch of the North Country Cell Service Initiative, a public-private partnership to improve cell service and broadband service in the North Country. In the Senate, Maggie will continue working to strengthen our water infrastructure and expand broadband access.
To read more about Maggie’s plan to fix our roads and bridges, foster business innovation and expand middle class opportunity, read her Innovate NH 2.0 plan.