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.


  • Udall, Heinrich Announce Funds to Develop Infrastructure Improvements In Southwest New Mexico Near Columbus Port of Entry

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (NM-D) and Martin Heinrich (NM-D) announced a $500,000 economic development grant for infrastructure improvements on a key state highway connecting Southwest New Mexico to the Mexican border. The grant funds a study to determine ways to upgrade a 36-mile stretch along State Highway 11 that leads to the Columbus Port of Entry, a major entryway for goods, commerce, and commuters. The results of the study will be used to improve security, encourage trade and tourism, and create jobs in Southern New Mexico by facilitating greater transportation and upgrading outdated infrastructure. Read More

  • Heinrich Fights For Consumers Slapped With Hidden Exorbitant Rental Car Fees

    - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is concerned about hidden fees currently being charged by rental car companies for the use of toll paying technology, which can often exceed 500 percent of the toll itself. In a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Senator Heinrich called on the agency to determine whether rental car companies using these fee structures are unnecessarily price gouging consumers and engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Announce $1.13 Million for Las Cruces ROADRunner Transit System

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the city of Las Cruces will receive more than $1.13 million to fund replacement public transit buses for the ROADRunner Transit system. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Bus and Bus Facilities competitive grant program. ROADRunner Transit is a primary source of public transportation for the citizens of Las Cruces, providing an accessible fixed route system and a Dial-A-Ride program for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich, Pearce Urge Air Force to Relocate F-16 Squadrons to Holloman

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce announced a joint effort to urge the U.S. Air Force to relocate operational F-16 squadrons to Holloman Air Force Base and expand Holloman's mission to include new F-16 formal training units. The Air Force needs to move F-16s from Hill Air Force Base in Utah, which soon will house new F-35s.  Read More

  • Delegation Fights to Establish Facebook Facility in NM, Underscores Los Lunas as Prime Location for New Data Center

    In a letter to New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) Chairwoman Valerie Espinoza, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham underscored Los Lunas, N.M., as a prime location for Facebook to build its new data center. The new facility is planned to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, either wind or solar, and would create hundreds of jobs in the state. Read More