Strife in the fast lane
America's $1.7 trillion dollar transportation problem

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  • In 2011, traffic congestion wasted a total of 2.9 billion gallons of fuel.

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  • Motorists pay $97 billion in additional car operating and repair costs each year because of bad roads.

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  • An annual investment of $170 billion is needed to bring America's infrastructure up to par by 2020.

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The US road network suffers from chronic under-investment and deferred maintenance at a huge cost to American motorists.

 

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