GCA Press Event Highlights the Condition of New York’s Roads and Bridges

GCA Press Event Highlights the Condition of New York’s Roads and Bridges

Working closely with TRIP, a national transportation research group, the GCA organized a press conference at the foot of the Queensborough Bridge on February 26 to highlight the findings of the recent TRIP report on the poor condition of New York’s infrastructure.  The report, Future Mobility in New York: The Cost of Meeting the State’s Need for Safe and Efficient Mobility, highlights the dire conditions of New York City’s roadways and bridges and tremendous cost to each driver annually. 

Joining the GCA for unveiling of the report were the American Automobile Association, the New York League of Conservation Voters and the New York Building Congress. 

According to the report, roads and bridges that are deficient congested or lack desirable safety features cost New York motorists a total of $20.3 billion statewide annually – nearly $2,300 per driver in the New York City area—due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion related delays.  Neglecting our infrastructure to the point of collapse cannot be our national transportation policy, said the GCA at the press conference.  The City’s admirable effort to keep up with pothole repair is not a substitute for a funded, comprehensive capital plan of road and street reconstruction.  .

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