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Arkansas businessman to chair TRIP in 2015

Brian Ethridge - Jan 28, 2015

Arkansas businessman to chair TRIP in 2015

Don Weaver,  Executive Vice President of Weaver Bailey Contractors in El Paso, Arkansas, has been elected 2015 chairman of the Board of Directors of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Weaver-Baily Contractors was founded in 1960 as a specialty general contractor with an ...

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AAA, ATA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce urge Congress to pass permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund

Contributed - Jan 27, 2015

AAA, ATA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce urge Congress to pass permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund

With the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) inching ever so closer to insolvency, organizations are redoubling efforts to ensure Congress is passes a permanent fix, rather than a patch. AAA, the American Trucking Associations, and the U.S Chamber of Commerce submitted a ...

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Ohio worker’s death creates urgency on inspecting NJ bridges

Contributed - Jan 26, 2015

Ohio worker’s death creates urgency on inspecting NJ bridges

Aging infrastructure issues are well-known topics across the political landscape, as President Obama alluded to in his recent State of the Union address. Unfortunately, it takes a tragic incident such as the death of an Ohio construction worker in an overpass ...

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T-WORKS has done wonders for Kansas but more transportation funding still needed

Brian Ethridge - Jan 07, 2015

T-WORKS has done wonders for Kansas but more transportation funding still needed

Throughout the recent months Kansas has made progress in improving the conditions of its road and bridge conditions, largely through increased transportation funding provided by the T-WORKS program, which was authorized by the state legislature in 2010. With that said, the state still ...

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Arkansas drivers spending $2 billion annually due to deficient roads

Brian Ethridge - Jan 06, 2015

Arkansas drivers spending $2 billion annually due to deficient roads

Deficient roads and bridges in Arkansas cost local drivers a total of $2 billion statewide annually due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to the latest TRIP report. The report, “Arkansas Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s ...

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Deteriorating roads cost Michigan drivers nearly $4 billion annually

Brian Ethridge - Dec 09, 2014

Deteriorating roads cost Michigan drivers nearly $4 billion annually

Michigan drivers won't be happy to hear that they're losing $3.8 billion annually in the form of extra vehicle operating costs (VOC) as a result of driving on deteriorated roadways – an average of $539 per driver each year, and as ...

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Bad roads cost Massachusetts drivers $8.3 billion a year

Brian Ethridge - Oct 21, 2014

Bad roads cost Massachusetts drivers $8.3 billion a year

Deficient and congested roads and bridges ends up costing Massachusetts drivers a total of $8.3 billion statewide annually, and as much as 1,900 per driver according to the latest TRIP report. Drivers end up paying so much money annually due to several reasons ...

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Nearly half of New York roads need work

Brian Ethridge - Oct 01, 2014

Nearly half of New York roads need work

Nearly half of New York's locally maintained roads are in need of rehabilitation, preservation or reconstruction, according to the latest TRIP report. Almost one-third of the state's locally maintained bridges are deficient and in need of corrective maintenance or rehabilitation. Unfortunately, ...

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California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge - Sep 12, 2014

California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Deficient roads and bridges in California cost each local driver $2,500 annually, and $44 billion statewide, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization. The high cost is due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic ...

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Deficient roads cost Alabama drivers $3.1 billion statewide

Brian Ethridge - Aug 20, 2014

Deficient roads cost Alabama drivers $3.1 billion statewide

Deficient, congested and unsafe roadways cost Alabama drivers as much as $1,562 annually, and a total of $3.1 billion statewide, according to a new TRIP report. Roads and bridges in need of improvement are causing higher vehicle operating costs, more ...

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Can you believe how much bad roads cost Texas drivers?

Brian Ethridge - Jul 24, 2014

Can you believe how much bad roads cost Texas drivers?

Bad road conditions are costing the average Texas driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area more than $1700 a year. The report, released by TRIP (a national transportation organization), claims deficient roads, heavy traffic and high operating costs are taking its ...

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INFOGRAPHICS: TRIP report reveals America’s rural roads need improvements

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 10, 2014

INFOGRAPHICS: TRIP report reveals America’s rural roads need improvements

America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to lower the number of deficient roads and bridges and crash rates and to improve connectivity and capacity, according to a report released today by transportation research group TRIP. The ...

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