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National Transportation Research Group Finds Deficient Roadways Cost California Drivers $44 Billion

September 12, 2014
The condition of the state’s roads, highways and bridges are the focus of a new study conducted by TRIP; a Washington DC based nonprofit national transportation organization.
 
In the press statement announcing the study’s release, the report found that “roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost California motorists a total of $44 billion statewide annually — as high as nearly $2,500 per driver — due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic congestion, improve road and bridge conditions, boost safety, and support long-term economic growth in California.”
 
The San Jose Mercury News ran a story on Sept. 11 on the report. For more, please see “Bad roads, congested commutes cost sate drivers $44 billion a year, report says.”


 
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