Thursday, September 23, 2010

Weve got some really crappy roads here

From CBS New York:

More than half of the roads in New York City and Newark are in poor condition, according to a new federal report, and it’s all taking a toll on cars and wallets.

The rotten roads are costing drivers about $650 a year in additional vehicle repairs and it’s only going to get worse as budget cuts delay road maintenance.

“With state and local governments facing looming budget deficits and without a long-term federal surface transportation program in place, road conditions are projected to get even worse in the future,” said Will Wilkins, TRIP’s executive director.

TRIP finds that poor roads accelerate vehicle deterioration and depreciation, increasing the frequency of needed maintenance and raising fuel consumption and tire wear.

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