Infrastructure http://nhpr.org en Hassan Takes Up Infrastucture With Berlin Bridge Visit http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-takes-infrastucture-berlin-bridge-visit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Maggie Hassan is visiting a bridge in Berlin, N.H., to talk about the need to strengthen investment in the state's transportation's infrastructure.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:51:06 +0000 Associated Press 46048 at http://nhpr.org Road To Be Redesigned After Heavy Flooding In Upper Valley http://nhpr.org/post/road-be-redesigned-after-heavy-flooding-upper-valley <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A proposal to redesign a road damaged by flooding in a Lebanon, N.H., neighborhood calls for residents to surrender parts of their front yards.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The city's plan calls for larger culverts and ditches to be installed along Slayton Hill Road. Construction would start next year.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:42:14 +0000 35532 at http://nhpr.org Road To Be Redesigned After Heavy Flooding In Upper Valley 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 UNH To Lead Study Of Climate Change's Impact On Roads And Bridges http://nhpr.org/post/unh-lead-study-climate-changes-impact-roads-and-bridges <p>The National Science Foundation has given <a href="http://www.unh.edu/news/releases/2012/oct/bp03nsfgrant.cfm#ixzz28Fa0DCRv">The University of New Hampshire $750,000 </a>to coordinate the study of the impacts of Climate Change on roads and bridges.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11691">grant money </a>will establish a network of Northeast climate scientists and civil engineers led by UNH researchers.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:24:20 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14100 at http://nhpr.org UNH To Lead Study Of Climate Change's Impact On Roads And Bridges Cybersecurity Bill: Vital Need Or Just More Rules? http://nhpr.org/post/cybersecurity-bill-vital-need-or-just-more-rules Consider what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans, and you get an idea of the consequences of a cyberattack on critical U.S. infrastructure: No electricity. No water. No transportation. Terrorists or enemy adversaries with computer skills could conceivably take down a power grid, a nuclear station, a water treatment center or a chemical manufacturing plant.<p>The prospect of such a paralyzing strike has convinced U.S. security officials and members of Congress that a new law may be needed to promote improved cyberdefenses at critical facilities around the country. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:40:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 2703 at http://nhpr.org Cybersecurity Bill: Vital Need Or Just More Rules? Pounding Pavement In Search Of A Smoother Drive http://nhpr.org/post/pounding-pavement-search-smoother-drive A sweeping transportation bill being debated in Congress addresses how to prop up dwindling funds for the nation's aging highways. States with their own budget shortfalls are facing the same challenge. In California, researchers are trying to stretch those resources by developing next-generation pavements that are quieter and more fuel-efficient to drive on.<p>It's not hard to spot roads in bad shape, but there's a telltale sign of a street that can't be saved. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Lauren Sommer 1995 at http://nhpr.org Pounding Pavement In Search Of A Smoother Drive Online Security Threatens the Offline World http://nhpr.org/post/online-security-threatens-offline-world <p>A student discovers that hacking digital networks controlling bridges, sewage, and power plants isn't as difficult as you may think.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:22:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1921 at http://nhpr.org Online Security Threatens the Offline World 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