TRIP Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Transportation advocates gathered in the nation’s capital in May to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. Delayed by a year due to COVID-19, TRIP is celebrating five decades as the only national organization devoted exclusively to generating news and social media coverage of issues impacting the highway and transportation construction industry.

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TRIP: Michigan Roads, Bridges, Desperate for Investment

The level of future investment in Michigan’s roads, highways and bridges will have a significant impact on the quality of life of the state’s residents and the state’s future economic growth and competitiveness. According to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit, making transportation improvements can provide the state with a transportation network that…

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Freight Bottlenecks Slowing Shipments

As vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels and federal transportation funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to reach states, it will be critical that states make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the nation’s freight network to minimize supply chain disruptions, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national…

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Missouri Roads in Need of a Fix

Sixty-five years ago this week, the first ground was broken in Missouri on what would become the U.S. Interstate Highway System. On its 65th anniversary, the Interstate Highway System is the most critical transportation network in Missouri, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. A new report released by TRIP, entitled…

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New TRIP Report Details National Infrastructure Crisis

As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 65 years old, it is congested, carries significant levels of travel – particularly by large trucks – and lacks adequate funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to meet the nation’s growing transportation needs, according to a report released by TRIP, a…

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TRIP: Oklahoma Still Needs Infrastructure Investment

While the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been able to make significant improvements to state-maintained roads and bridges, additional progress may be stalled due to a lack of reliable funding. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could improve road and bridge conditions, boost safety, ease congestion and improve reliability, and support short- and…

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Louisiana Roads and Bridges Need Major Investment

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Louisiana motorists a total of $7.6 billion statewide annually – as much as $2,431 per driver in some areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic…

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