NSSGA grassroots effort: ‘Jam the Switchboards’ Nov. 15
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JAM THE SWITCHBOARDS TALKING POINTS
NOVEMBER – KNOWING THE NEEDS
- The holiday travel season is underway and our roadways will be even more congested as Americans make their way to their destinations.
- Americans travel approximately 3 trillion miles annually on our nation’s roads and highways.
- Forty-four percent of America’s major urban highways are congested.
- Traffic congestion costs American motorists $101 billion a year in wasted time and fuel costs.
- The average U.S. commuter loses 34 hours each year due to traffic congestion.
- Thirty-two percent of America’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
Driving on roads in need of repair costs U.S. motorists $67 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $324 per motorist.
The Federal Highway Administration estimates that each dollar spent on road, highway and bridge improvements results in an average benefit of $5.20 in the form of reduced vehicle maintenance costs, reduced delays, reduced fuel consumption, improved safety, reduced road and bridge maintenance costs and reduced emissions as a result of improved traffic flow.
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