Thursday, February 27, 2014

Our underfunded roads are in bad shape

From Crains:

It's not just Old Man Winter that's caused foot-deep potholes and pitted roadways on bridges. Years of underinvestment in New York's infrastructure have led to unsafe and congested roadways that cost New York motorists a total of $20.3 billion annually statewide, and approximately $2,300 per driver in the New York City area, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization.

Greater investment in transportation at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic congestion, improve conditions, increase safety and support long-term economic growth in New York, the report argued. Roads that are in disrepair add expense to the maintenance of cars, and the delays they cause cost businesses time and money.

Seventy-four percent of major roads in New York City are in either poor or mediocre condition, the report found. Traffic congestion in the area is deteriorating, causing 59 annual hours of delay for the average city driver.


Anonymous said...

Underfunded roads is a problem nationwide.

Not your typical liberal group pointing out that road users don't pay the cost of roads. It's time to raise user fees to fix them.

Anonymous said...

Yep, taxes will start to go up to fix all these roads....goodbye paycheck!

J said...

this neglect has its roots in 10% approval congress,whose members include crackpot goobers and multimillionaires who think NY is some money pit commie state,and that coward president only empowered them

but nobody wants to pay taxes,especially the 10%,who probably have private planes,yachts and choppers and don't see a use for them anymore.

and cuomo II thinks so too,since he's giving breaks to cheap pricks from the film industry and other "small businesses"

Anonymous said...

You want money to repair the roads without raising taxes? Stop giving illegals all these programs, free education, and medical care. That would give us enough money not only maintain the roadways but build new ones.