The A Safer Road To Tomorrow coalition is your source for highway and infrastructure information. The coalition is comprised of leading New Hampshire organizations that recognize the important role of New Hampshire's infrastructure.
The coalition's website will provide you with factual information about our state highway system and other highway safety initiatives that will help protect New Hampshire roads. Visit the Aboutpage for more information on the coalition partners, and the initiative's mission.
In the Spotlight...
NH's Infrastructure Fails to Get Needed Investment
New Hampshire's Senate voted down a House proposal to increase the state's gas tax 12 cents (the current gas tax stands at 18 cents per gallon). Without the increase, the state's Department of Transportation will have to continue to work with a revenue source that is over two decades old. If the measure had passed, it would have provided the following:
- Over 30% more funding for municipal Block Grant Aid, that jumps to over 50% more funding when State Bridge Aid is included - Full funding for the completion of the I-93 widening project - The state can pave the required 500 miles each year to adequately maintain the road conditions - Decrease the number of state-owned and municipal red list bridges
The lack of investment likely means cuts to the Ten Year Transportation Plan, cuts to the I-93 widening project, and/or more. Lack of infrastructure maintenance places New Hampshire at a competitive disadvantage when attracting new businesses. Meanwhile, New Hampshire's neighboring states have made infrastructure investment a priority, increasing their revenue sources over the last few years.
If the condition of New Hampshire's infrastructure is important to you, call your Senator. For more information on how moderately increasing the gas tax can benefit the entire state, visit the Infrastructure page.
Quarterly Newsletter The April A Safer Road To Tomorrow Quarterly Newsletter highlights a number of transportation issues in New Hampshire. Headlines include increasing municipal transportation funding, increasing rate of teen driving fatalities, America's 2013 infrastructure report card, and measuring the safety of your vehicle. Read the latest issue here.
New Hampshire Transportation By The Numbers In February, The Road Information Project (TRIP) released their latest report on the state of New Hampshire's infrastructure. The report highlights the inefficiencies of the state's current system, and the lack of funding preventing the state from making the needed repairs. Read the Transportation By The Numbers here.
2013 A Safer Road To Tomorrow Calendar The 2013 A Safer Road To Tomorrow Calendar focuses on the numbers. The number of Red List bridges, the number of jobs that depend on the infrastructure, the number of miles that need significant work, and so on. These brief snippets of information reflect the importance and condition of New Hampshire’s roads and bridges. View the calendar here.
DOT Estimates Municipal Funding Increases The NH Department of Transportation has estimated the increase in funds that municipalities will receive with the passage of HB 617. To view the chart, visit the News page.
Driving Deaths Increase 30% Between 2011 and 2012, the number of traffic fatalities has increased 30%. Officials cannot pinpoint the direct cause of the increase, but encourage all motorists to drive cautiously and avoid distractions. Read more here.
NH DOT Partners for Zero Driving Deaths New Hampshire's Department of Transportation has partnered with several organizations to eliminate driving deaths in the state. The new coalition will educate citizens on how they can be more safety conscious on the roadways, and provide a number of informational resources. Read more here.