Monday, March 17, 2008

Oops, pothole, that will be $413, please.

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2008 – Twenty-three percent of the nation’s major metropolitan roads – interstates, freeways and other critical local routes – have pavements in poor condition, resulting in rough rides and costing the average urban motorist $413 annually in additional vehicle operating costs due to accelerated vehicle deterioration, additional maintenance needs and increased fuel consumption, according to a new report released today by TRIP, a national transportation research group. - tripnet.org

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