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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North Dakota’s Major Urban Roads in Poor Condition

While recent increases in state transportation funding have started to provide local governments in North Dakota some assistance in addressing their transportation needs, the state will face challenges in maintaining and improving road and bridge conditions, safety and reliability without additional transportation funding. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could improve road and bridge…

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TRIP: Colorado Roads, Bridges Increasingly Deteriorated

Colorado’s congested and deteriorated transportation network threatens to diminish quality of life and hamper economic growth and recovery in one of the fastest growing states in the nation, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic congestion, improve…

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Maine’s Roads, Bridges Need Massive Investment

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Maine motorists a total of $1.3 billion statewide annually – as much as $1,561 per driver in some urban 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…

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