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Roads cost New York motorists $28B annually, report says

January 14, 2022


New York motorists lose $28 billion statewide annually because of deteriorated and congested roads and bridges and a lack of some desirable safety features, according to a recent report by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit.

Losses average as much as $3,192 per driver in some urban areas and are attributed to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes, and congestion-related delays.

The organization examined data on highway safety, congestion, statewide and regional pavement and bridge conditions, and cost breakdowns for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Binghamton, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York-Newark-Jersey City, Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica urban areas.

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