A Safer Road to Tomorrow Coalition is your source for NH infrastructure information. The coalition is comprised of leading local organizations that recognize the importance of a modern, sustainable transportation system. This website will provide you will factual information about our state highway system and other safety initiatives that will protect New Hampshire roads & bridges.
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- New Hampshire Has Already Lost Over $36 Million in Transportation Revenue Due to COVID-19 Shutdown
- Federal Transportation Funding Bill Extended One Year
- NH Motor Vehicle Fatalities
TRIP Issues Reports on New Hampshire Road & Bridge Conditions, Economic Conditions
On June 23, TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit, issued a series of reports examining New Hampshire road and bridge conditions, traffic safety, and economic development. Read the full series of reports here.
According to the reports:
- 24 percent of major roads are in poor condition
- 9 percent of NH bridges are rated poor/structurally deficient
- The average motorist in the state's largest urban areas loses up to 30 hours in wasted time or up to $612 in fuel each year due to traffic congestion
Pappas Delivers Our $1.3 Billion for NH House Transportation & Infrastructure Package
Manchester, NH - On June 3, Congressman Chris Pappas, who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, helped announce a new infrastructure package that will invest more than $1.3 billion in New Hampshire’s infrastructure. With $1.2 billion for road projects and an estimated $130 million for transit, this represents more than a 30% increase in federal funding for New Hampshire.
The INVEST in America Act also includes key priorities that Pappas has championed to move New Hampshire’s economy forward. This includes legislation Pappas introduced to create a federal grant program that will build bike and pedestrian infrastructure, increased funding for New Start programs, and policies that will result in more resilient infrastructure in the face of a rapidly changing environment. Furthermore, this legislation requires the Federal Highway Administration to work with the states to evaluate the current funding structures and ensure small states such as New Hampshire receive the support they need.
“As our state begins the difficult process of safely reopening and recovering from this crisis, federal investments in New Hampshire’s roads, bridges, waterways, and rail lines have never been more important,” said Congressman Pappas. “This package will significantly expand federal investment to meet our state’s urgent transportation needs and help expedite critical projects. I am pleased the bill reflects my priorities to create a dedicated program for bike and pedestrian infrastructure, increase funding for New Start programs that can support commuter rail expansion, and provisions for climate resiliency that will protect our environment and improve quality of life.”
“By making a $500 billion investment in rebuilding our nation over the next five years, this legislation will grow our economy, put Granite Staters back to work, and protect our environment. The commitment we are making today to repair and renew America’s infrastructure is long overdue, and I look forward to working with leaders from both parties to see this package signed into law by the President,” Pappas continued.
Specially, the INVEST in America Act will:
- Tackle the massive backlog of roads, bridges, transit, and rail systems in need of repair and replacement.
- Make investments in Amtrak and passenger and freight rail in order to create a robust, reliable rail system and to address long-neglected maintenance needs in the Northeast Corridor.
- Improve access to Federal funding to help communities around the country undertake transformational projects that are smarter, safer, and made to last.
- Build more resilient infrastructure that will withstand the impacts of climate change and extreme weather.
- Prioritize carbon pollution reduction, investing in public transit and the national passenger and freight rail network, building out fueling infrastructure for low- and zero-emission vehicles, and deploying technology and innovative materials.