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Study: Area's roads cost you $1,622 a year

TRIP puts estimates on rough rides, crashes, congestion

Traffic moves along the northbound lane of Interstate 87 in Halfmoon near the Clam Steam Road overpass on Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Traffic moves along the northbound lane of Interstate 87 in Halfmoon near the Clam Steam Road overpass on Wednesday.
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Potholes are currently the most obvious problem, but there’s more wrong with Capital Region’s roads than that, according to a transportation research group’s new report. TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group, estimates that roads in poor condition cost drivers in the Capital Region an average of $1,622 each year — due to higher vehicle operating costs, unnecessary crashes and congestion-related delays. The total statewide cost of such problems was put at $20.3 billion. In a ...

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