Report says NYS needs to invest in roads, bridges


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new report suggests the government needs to pour money into roads and bridges across New York State.

An organization called “TRIP” blames unsafe, deficit and congested roads and bridges for $20 billion a year lost by motorists in New York alone – that’s nearly $1,600 for each driver. They’re calling for more money for nation’s huge transportation system.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership President Dottie Gallagher-Cohen said, “It’s imperative that we not only fund necessary maintenance of the infrastructure, not only fill the potholes, but also that we invest in enhancing transportation networks and making sure that we can really take care of this key economic development issue.”

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama proposed spending over $300 billion to rebuild American infrastructure. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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