Friday, November 16, 2018
Bad roads are to blame for added costs
From CBS 2:
A new report finds they cost drivers in our area an average of $2,800 a year.
Part of that $2,800 is spent at car mechanics, reported CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas.
Drivers consider it a necessary evil to get to work, but traffic backups and potholes are an all-too familiar site in our area.
The cost of wear and tear adds up. A new report from TRIP – a national transportation research group – found drivers in the New York City area spend nearly $2,800 a year. It’s more money spent on car repairs, wasted gas by sitting in traffic and being late for work, all because the roads are so bad.
“It’s distressing to see that here in the metro area 2/3 of pavements are in poor condition,” said Carolyn Bonifas Kelly of TRIP. “That means two out of every three miles you’re driving on you’re hitting potholes, you’re hitting rough roads.”
The larger concern is that the deteriorating infrastructure could keep more jobs from coming to the area.
Experts say the solution is more transportation funding from the state and federal government.