Building America’s Future of New Hampshire (BAF-NH)
- Concord Monitor: Poor Roads Hurting the Economy
- New Hampshire Journal: Infrastructure Group Airs TV Ads Aimed at Presidential Candidates
- Nashua Telegraph: Crumbling Infrastructure Threatens Nation's Future
- New Hampshire Journal: Bipartisan NH Group Seeks to Build Bridges - Literally
Everyone knows New Hampshire faces serious infrastructure issues (see Quick Facts). Years of neglect and poor planning have caused our roadways and bridges to become some of the worst in the country. Not only on our congested interstates like I-93, but also on the thousands of miles of crumbling rural roads and hundreds of structurally deficient bridges like the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth.
New Hampshire’s infrastructure strains go beyond just transportation. Energy costs have skyrocketed as our electric grid can barely keep up with demand. This issue, along with our roads, has caused New Hampshire to lose its competitive edge when attracting new businesses and new jobs. Unless we make significant changes in our course and direction, our infrastructure will continue to deteriorate and a real opportunity to restore New Hampshire’s economy will be lost. We deserve better.
In sum, New Hampshire must embark on a new mission—one that requires leadership and vision from our elected leaders. To achieve this we will need a bipartisan alliance of New Hampshire leaders who believe we can achieve anything, can build anything, and can do anything we put our minds to—and who will in turn, convince our citizens that this course is not an option but a necessity to preserve our future strength and success.
BAF-NH SUPPORTS (see Goals and Principles):
- Promote Reforms and Accountability.
- Focus Investments on Economic Returns.
- Provide A National Plan, but with Local Flexibility.
December 2, 2011
TV Ad Highlights Need for Smart Infrastructure Investment
Ad to Run for Three Weeks on New Hampshire Network and Cable Television
November 16, 2011
In New Hampshire (and across the country) roads, bridges need help
New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon and I will be touring New Hampshire together today on behalf of Building America's Future - New Hampshire. Our goal is simple: to raise awareness about the poor state of New Hampshire's and the nation's infrastructure and offer solutions on how to fix it.Read More
October 20, 2011
Building America's Future of New Hampshire
Bipartisan NH Group Seeks to Build Bridges – Literally, New Hampshire Journal Today, a bipartisan group of New Hampshire elected officials and activists announced the launch of Building America’s Future New Hampshire, a coalition focused on exploring ways to strengthen infrastructure, both at the state level and nationwide.Read More
October 14, 2011
Bipartisan NH Group Seeks to Build Bridges – Literally
Today, a bipartisan group of New Hampshire elected officials and activists announced the launch of Building America's Future New Hampshire, a coalition focused on exploring ways to strengthen infrastructure, both at the state level and nationwide.Read More
A "smart" power grid could have saved $6 billion during the 2003 blackout.