NHDP Statement on President Biden Signing Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Into Law
Through this bill, New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation delivers good-paying jobs and much-needed improvements for New Hampshire’s roads, bridges, dams, and waterways
CONCORD -- President Joe Biden today signed into law the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, which will create jobs and grow New Hampshire’s economy by repairing roads and bridges, expanding access to high-speed internet, ensuring clean water for communities, and investing in opportunities for passenger rail. New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation played a central role in negotiating and securing the infrastructure package — which will bring billions of dollars to New Hampshire to invest in infrastructure projects across the state. In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement: “Our Congressional delegation played a critical role in making sure that the bipartisan infrastructure deal delivers for New Hampshire by repairing roads and bridges, modernizing our waterways and dams, and expanding access to high-speed internet. Senator Shaheen, Senator Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster, and Congressman Pappas were essential in getting this legislation across the finish line and ensuring that it addresses Granite Staters’ priorities. Our delegation’s leadership made this legislation possible and we are grateful for the work they do to consistently get results for the people of New Hampshire.” New Hampshire would expect to receive at least:
$1.1 billion to improve highways and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs over five years.
$125 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
$17 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state. New Hampshire will also have the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to EV charging in the bill.
A minimum of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 42,800 Granite Staters who currently lack it. 209,000 or 15% of people in New Hampshire will also be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.