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Report: City's Poorly Maintained Roads Costing Drivers Thousands

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A group of transportation and infrastructure advocates are warning that the city's bad roads are costing drivers thousands.

A new report by the national transportation research group TRIP says that the average city driver loses about $2,300 a year from poorly maintained and crowded streets.

According to the report, nearly 75 percent of city roads are in poor or mediocre condition.

Advocates say that without an increase in the federal gas tax, there will not be enough money for repairs.

"There's many challenges out there facing motorists across the state and New York City, and action by local, state and federal government can help reduce the cost that motorists pay out of their pocketbooks sitting in congestion, driving over roads that need repair, and traffic crashes," said Will Wilkens, executive director of TRIP.

The report also says that nearly 35 percent of state-maintained bridges in the city need to be replaced, rebuilt or rehabilitated.

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