A crew from the Virginia Department of Transportation fills potholes. Photo by VDOT via Flickr.
How much would your state need to spend to repair its roads? Most likely the answer to that question is “a lot.” In some cases, state DOTs could spend their entire annual budget on repair and maintenance and still have work left to do. So why are many states making the problem even worse by continuing to spend scarce transportation dollars expanding their road networks?
In two weeks, Smart Growth America and Taxpayers for Common Sense will address this question with the release of the 2014 edition of Repair Priorities.
Join us for an online event to discuss road conditions and transportation spending priorities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as how much every state would need to spend to fix their roads and keep them in good condition.
|WHAT:||Repair Priorities online kickoff event|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT|
|WHO:||Smart Growth America and Taxpayers for Common Sense staff, along with officials from state DOTs that are prioritizing investment in road repair|
The kickoff event’s panel discussion will provide details about the findings, include commentary from states that have made significant commitments to road repair, and give listeners a chance to ask questions about the topic.
Nearly every state could dedicate more DOT capital funding to repair over expansion. Repair Priorities includes ideas for how DOT officials as well as state and federal policymakers can prioritize repair spending, and help drivers and taxpayers at the same time.
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