Monday, September 6, 2010

Crappy highways plague New York State

From the NY Post:

This won’t be a holiday for your car.

As millions of New Yorkers take to their cars this Labor Day weekend, they’ll be driving along some of the most decrepit, crumbling roads in the nation, a new study shows.

The Empire State ranked 46th out of the 50 states for highway quality, according to the Reason Foundation report.


Gary the Agnostic said...

Thank you, Robert Moses, master planner.

Anonymous said...

@Gary, I think this is in regard to road upkeep...potholes, maintenance, etc., not about the design of the roads.

Joe said...

Tell me about it.
I go through Ball joints and suspension parts like changing sox and thats on a GMC Jimmy !
You need a Grumman lunar rover to get through the streets of Woodside, Maspeth and Ridgewood.

Some roads are as bad as Willets Point.

Claire said...

Oh puhleeze! You idiot complainers haven't got a clue. Our highway system is just fine. Why else would we get permission to build a megalopolis at Wallet's Point? Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Where is our Obama $$??

Joe said...

Your Obama $$ is going to contractors who played nice with the Dems !!!
Its headlines on Drudge report.
Nothing in this agreement says the contractors must live in the state they are working or use local US Citizens

Direct link

The country committed suicide electing Obama, its toast like the future of Queens.
Hide your wallet and gold fast

Anonymous said...

Wow, the tinfoil hat crowd is out in full force. Good work, fellas!

There is probably a pretty simple explanation for this. It would start with a) the nation's (interstate) highways were originally designed with a 50-year lifespan in mind. Next would be b) much of New York's highway network was built before that in more far-flung and westward locales in the US. Followed by c) therefore New York's highways are reaching their life expectancy before highways in most other states. Lastly, d) who's got the extra dough they want to shell out now for highway repair? Do I hear any voices in support of tax increases?

If it's any consolation, many other states will be in the same boat within 5-10 years.