NEW REPORT FINDS U.S. RURAL ROADS & BRIDGES HAVE SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES, HIGH FATALITY RATES AND LACK ADEQUATE CAPACITY; BACKLOG OF NEEDED REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS TO RURAL ROADS & BRIDGES TOTALS $180 MILLION
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Report available on TRIP website at 6:00 a.m. EDT.
Contact TRIP spokespersons below to request an embargoed copy of the report.
A new report to be released Thursday by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC, evaluates the condition and safety of the nation’s rural roads and bridges and finds that our rural transportation system faces a $180 billion backlog in needed improvements to address deficient roads and bridges, high crash and fatality rates, and inadequate connectivity and capacity.
The report, “Rural Connections: Examining the Safety, Connectivity, Condition & Funding Needs of America’s Rural Roads & Bridges,” ranks the states with the highest share of rural roads in poor condition, largest share of rural bridges rated poor/structurally deficient, and states with the highest fatality rate on non-Interstate, rural roads.
TRIP spokespersons are available via phone and video conference for interviews and comments.
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)