For Immediate Release
May 20, 2014
WINDHAM – In order to help build a solid, modern transportation infrastructure that is the foundation for long-term economic growth, Governor Maggie Hassan signed today SB 367, bipartisan legislation that strengthens infrastructure investment, helping to finish the expansion of I-93 and advance critical road and bridge projects across the state.
“Our bipartisan transportation funding bill is the most significant state-level investment in transportation infrastructure in 23 years,” Governor Hassan said. “This legislation is an important step toward addressing our transportation needs, keeping New Hampshire’s economy moving forward by advancing critical road and bridge projects, finishing the long-overdue expansion of I-93 and improving commutes for our workers and visitors.”
Sponsored by Senator Jim Rausch, SB 367 was supported by a bipartisan group of legislators from both chambers. In addition, the bipartisan legislation received widespread support from the business community and other organizations, including the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, various local chambers of commerce and the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association, among others.
Revenues from the bipartisan plan will help fund transportation improvement projects ranging from Interstate 93 to rural roads in the North Country. Projects also include resurfacing and reconstruction on secondary roadways and municipal bridges. For location-specific information on transportation infrastructure investments funded through SB 367, visit http://www.nh.gov/dot/road-toll/.
“I want to thank Senator Rausch for his unwavering commitment to improving our transportation infrastructure and his bipartisan leadership on this important issue,” Governor Hassan said. “I would also like to thank the Business and Industry Association, various chambers of commerce and other representatives of the business community across the state for their efforts to support this critical step forward for our transportation infrastructure.
“By enacting this bill, we have demonstrated once again that in New Hampshire, we come together across the aisle to find solutions for our people. A solid, modern transportation infrastructure is the foundation for long-term economic growth, critical to the success of New Hampshire’s people and businesses, and I am proud to sign this bipartisan legislation into law so that we can strengthen our transportation infrastructure and boost our economy.”