New Hampshire Safety
Commissioner Richard Flynn wants to use $1.4 million from the state's highway
surplus to add 10 motor vehicle inspectors to monitor commercial vehicle traffic
and the transport of hazardous materials throughout the state. Flynn is also
seeking legislative permission to use a $441,563 federal grant to create a
security unit for patrolling coastal bridges.
Flynn told Foster's Daily
Democrat the Federal Highway Administration has expressed concern for the
protection of the state's bridges and shoreline in the wake of the Sept. 11
attacks in New York City and Washington, DC.
Following the attacks,
Gov. Jeanne Shaheen ordered additional patrols of Portsmouth Harbor, the Piscataqua
River and the Brown River near the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant.