Transportation & Infrastructure

A safe, efficient transportation system and strong basic infrastructure helps move New Mexico forward and support our local economy. 

Investments in public transit, paved roads, and alternative forms of transportation, are critical to meeting our future needs and provide the groundwork for economic development and job creation in New Mexico. I am committed to ensuring New Mexico has adequate and safe roads and a reliable public transportation system for future generations of New Mexicans to use.

Efficient broadband infrastructure, drinking water and sewer lines and modern wastewater treatment facilities are critical to our economic development. I am also committed to ensuring we continue to develop plans to modernize our electrical transmission infrastructure, so we can accelerate development and implementation of renewable energy technologies.

Future growth in New Mexico’s burgeoning science and technology companies will heavily rely on having the basic infrastructure and resources they need to thrive.

I am a strong supporter of investing in basic infrastructure and believe that it will not only help meet our transportation and technology needs, but will also assist in putting us back on a sustainable path of economic growth.


  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Of Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Amtrak Withholding Funding For Southwest Chief Route

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a bicameral, bipartisan group of lawmakers in urging Amtrak to uphold its side of a longstanding public-private partnership to maintain the Southwest Chief passenger train and long-distance passenger service. The Southwest Chief runs from Chicago to Los Angeles, and stops in several New Mexico communities, including Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy, Albuquerque, and Gallup. Read More

  • Two weeks before hurricane season, Puerto Rico is not ready, groups warn

    Hurricane season starts in exactly two weeks, prompting worries that the island - still in recovery mode from Hurricane Maria — is not ready to face another storm season. On Tuesday, several members of the Power 4 Puerto Rico coalition, comprised of several nonprofits and advocacy groups issued a warning to the federal government, concerned that much of the island's existing challenges after Hurricane Maria will repeat themselves in the event of another hurricane. Read More

  • Update mining law to protect communities

    Under the 1872 law, mining is prioritized over any other land use. We need a modern law that prioritizes American citizens over foreign corporations, similar to the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act introduced by our own Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., which would balance mining with other important land uses, such as water supplies, conservation, recreation and renewable energy development. Read More

  • Heinrich Introduces Revised Secure Elections Act, Announces Funding For Election Security

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined James Lankford (R-Okla.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in introducing a revised Secure Elections Act, a bill to strengthen election cybersecurity in America. The Senators originally introduced the legislation in December, and have since worked with stakeholders to revise and strengthen the bill. With today's reintroduction, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) also co-sponsored the bill. Read More

  • Heinrich, Klobuchar Lead Letter Warning Against DHS Cuts To Mass Transit Security

     Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) led a group of Democratic Senators in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warning against cuts to a critical mass transit security program that safeguards Americans while traveling, especially in non-secure "soft" target areas at airports like check-in and baggage claim areas, and other transportation facilities like train stations and bus depots.  Read More