Deteriorating roads, bridges costing all Iowa drivers

Badly deteriorating roads and bridges are costing all Iowans $935 million per year in vehicle repair costs and tire wear, increased fuel consumption and accelerated vehicle depreciation, according to a new report released last week.

In addition, poor transportation infrastructure is making Iowa roads more dangerous and is hampering the state’s economic development efforts, according to a report conducted by a national transportation research group called TRIP.

The new report, which showed that Iowa needs to invest $215 each year to meet the most critical transportation needs, further underscores the urgent need to invest in repairing Iowa’s roads and bridges to provide safe transportation,...

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