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N.M. Congressional Delegation: New Mexico to Receive Nearly $39 Million in Federal Funding for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján and U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.), and Gabe Vasquez (D-N.M.) announced nearly $39 million in federal funding for transportation infrastructure upgrades across New Mexico. The investment will help fund projects to improve roads, create sidewalks, modernize the I-40 corridor, and upgrade aging bus fleets. The funding was made possible by the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program that was established by the Infrastructure Law. 

Taos Pueblo will receive over $14,000,000 to widen and pave roads, make drainage improvements, and create more pedestrian infrastructure. Bernalillo County will receive $15,000,000 to modernize the I-40 corridor and plan the development of a regional multi-hub supply chain system stretching approximately 805 miles through California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) will receive $9,500,000 to implement phase one of a project to develop seven mobility hubs between Santa Fe and Taos. NCRTD will also use the funding to purchase seven diesel-electric hybrid buses.

“I fought to pass the Infrastructure Law to deliver the very best for New Mexico. That’s absolutely true of these newest investments, which will help make families’ commutes safer, easier, and healthier, all while creating jobs and economic opportunities,” said Heinrich. “Since the day we passed the Infrastructure Law, I’ve been focused on making sure New Mexico secures the most it can from the funding opportunities the law opened up – to deliver a better future for our families. It’s been an honor to advocate for these and other projects that have secured Infrastructure Law funding, and I look forward to continuing that work in the years ahead as additional funding opportunities open.” 

“I am proud to welcome nearly $39 million in Department of Transportation grants dedicated to improving our state's infrastructure in Taos, Bernalillo County, and Española. This is a substantial investment in our future, paving the way for greater connectivity, accessibility, and opportunity,” said Luján. “Together, we are building the foundation for a stronger, safer, more connected New Mexico, ensuring sustained growth and success for generations to come.”

"This $39 million in federal grants pave the way for safer roads, enhanced transit systems, and more sustainable infrastructure across our state,” said Leger Fernández. “Today’s infrastructure investments will improve daily commutes and travel across New Mexico. Our hard-working Nuevo Mexicanos deserve safe roads as they make the commute to work and drive to access essential services. I'm proud to have voted for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to make sure every corner of America benefits from upgrades like these."

"The $39 million in federal funding to upgrade our interstates, roads, and bridges means New Mexicans across the state will be safer as they travel," said Stansbury. "These projects are what the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was all about, and I am proud to have voted in favor of this legislation that ensures long-needed projects are completed in New Mexico's First Congressional District and all around New Mexico. This funding proves that Democrats get things done for Americans."

“New Mexicans depend on reliable, safe roads and highways. That’s why I’m excited to welcome this critical federal funding for transportation infrastructure,” said Vasquez. “Investing in the I-40 corridor will create jobs and support working families with safer commutes, all while growing New Mexico’s economy.”

See below for a full list of grant recipients:



Award Amount 


Taos Pueblo


Four Roads Improvement Project 

Bernalillo County


I-40 TradePort Corridor (I40TPC) Project

North Central Regional Transit District


Regional Rural Rapid Transit System - Phase One Implementation


The RAISE discretionary grant program was established under the Infrastructure Law in 2021. For more information on the RAISE program, click HERE. For more on the Infrastructure Law's investments across America, including to New Mexico, click HERE.