On October 17 TRIP released a new report showing that driving on deteriorated roads costs motorists as much as $1,049 annually. In the New York City metro area, 49% of roads are in poor condition.
The new TRIP report should be a wakeup call to New York’s congressional delegation. On their watch, the New York City metro area dropped to 8th worst nationally – down from 19th worst in 2016 – with 46% of our roads now in poor condition.
We urge all our members and the public to call on Congress to ensure a sustainable source of funding for the Federal Highway Trust Fund by increasing the gas tax. The gas tax has not changed since 1993 and is no longer generating enough revenue to support our roads.
To read the full trip report go to www.tripnet.org.