roads http://nhpr.org en Bedford Voters To Consider $30M Bond For Road Improvements http://nhpr.org/post/bedford-voters-consider-30m-bond-road-improvements <p></p><p>Voters in Bedford will decide next week whether to pass a $30 million bond to pay for a backlog of road improvements.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Michael Brindley 44656 at http://nhpr.org Gearing Up For Another Gas Tax Debate http://nhpr.org/post/gearing-another-gas-tax-debate <p>New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Christopher Clement has long pointed out that when it comes to our infrastructure, we’re not doing too well. Nearly 40% of the state’s roads are considered in poor condition, and almost one hundred and fifty bridges are red listed. Although Clement remains ‘revenue agnostic’ over where the funding comes from, others have a clear idea: raising the gas tax, which hasn’t been raised in New Hampshire in over twenty years.&nbsp; Supporters say this would be the most comprehensive and fair solution. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42175 at http://nhpr.org Gearing Up For Another Gas Tax Debate The Sidebar: N.H. Legislators Will Make Another Run At Raising Gas Tax http://nhpr.org/post/sidebar-nh-legislators-will-make-another-run-raising-gas-tax <p>A year after failing to agree on how to pay for a long list of road and bridge improvements, lawmakers will take another shot at bolstering the state’s chronically underfunded infrastructure this session.</p><p>Several bills are on the table, including one that would channel proceeds from a casino into the state’s highway fund.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 42045 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: N.H. Legislators Will Make Another Run At Raising Gas Tax DOT Commissioner, Chris Clement http://nhpr.org/post/dot-commissioner-chris-clement-0 <p>A lot of government officials like to speak up about what they’ve accomplished, but our guest today, Christopher Clement, has been speaking up for what he has not been able to do. For the last two and a half years, Clement has served as New Hampshire’s Transportation commissioner, and during that time he’s expressed his frustration over numbers that he says speak for themselves. The department is paving 200 fewer miles of roads each year, there are 145 “red-listed” bridges and nearly 40% of our roads are considered in poor condition. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:27:37 +0000 Laura Knoy & Faith Meixell 41739 at http://nhpr.org DOT Commissioner, Chris Clement N.H. Roads: How Did We Get Here? http://nhpr.org/post/nh-roads-how-did-we-get-here <p>As discussed on The Exchange <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/legislative-roundtable-look-ahead-2014">this morning</a>, the state legislature is gearing up once again for a debate about <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/senate-transportation-chair-proposes-gas-tax-hike-boost-infrastructure-funding">raising the gas tax.</a> One big issue behind the debate is the deteriorating state of New Hampshire's roads.</p><p>Here is a look back at some reporting&nbsp;on the issue by Emily Corwin last spring, including this video explainer, and below, five reasons our roads are deteriorating.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:14:41 +0000 Emily Corwin & Faith Meixell 41309 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Roads: How Did We Get Here? On The Political Front For Dec. 9 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-dec-9 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On the Political Front, NHPR's&nbsp;Josh Rogers discusses discussion in the Statehouse about expanded gambling and lack of funds for highway projects, as well as Republican Bob Smith, a former U.S. Senator, declaring his candidacy for his old seat.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:33:36 +0000 Josh Rogers 39788 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Dec. 9 Video - N.H. Roads: How We Got Here http://nhpr.org/post/video-nh-roads-how-we-got-here <p>As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: <em>are</em> New Hampshire's roads getting worse? <em>Why</em> are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it <em>really</em> matter if we have a few more potholes?</p><p>NHPR's newsroom answers those questions in this animation:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ixdVjgqAdiw?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:12:35 +0000 Emily Corwin & Sara Plourde 24820 at http://nhpr.org If Bumpy Roads Make You Grumpy, Click Here http://nhpr.org/post/if-bumpy-roads-make-you-grumpy-click-here <p></p><p><strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">W</span>e want you to send us pictures of the worst roads you have to drive on</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:38:39 +0000 Emily Corwin 22917 at http://nhpr.org If Bumpy Roads Make You Grumpy, Click Here Heavy Snow Causing Hazardous Roads http://nhpr.org/post/heavy-snow-causing-hazardous-roads <p>After a mild winter with little snow, New Hampshire is being hit with a late-season storm.</p><p>The National Weather Service says&nbsp;up to&nbsp;a foot&nbsp;of snow is expected in some areas by this evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>There are more than 200 closings, although&nbsp;most schools are closed&nbsp;due to winter&nbsp;break.</p><p>New Hampshire Department of Transportation says drivers should take extra precautions.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:06:00 +0000 Amy Quinton 2211 at http://nhpr.org Heavy Snow Causing Hazardous Roads Questions Over I-93 Funding Creates Economic Uncertainty http://nhpr.org/post/questions-over-i-93-funding-creates-economic-uncertainty <p>The state commissioner of transportation warns that if the federal government moves ahead with a plan to cut $40 million of New Hampshire&rsquo;s yearly highway funds&mdash;the completion of I-93 will be placed on hold, indefinitely. &nbsp;One portion that remains unfinished is exit 3 near Windham.</p><p>Many businesses there say the uncertainty of I-93&rsquo;s future is hurting the local economy.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:12:02 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 1027 at http://nhpr.org Questions Over I-93 Funding Creates Economic Uncertainty