Rural roads, bridges need major improvements

America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth, address high accident rates and improve connectivity and capacity, according to a new report last week by TRIP, a national non-profit transportation research group.

The report said 15 percent of the nation’s major rural roads were rated in poor condition and another 39 percent were rated in mediocre or fair condition in 2013. Also, 11 ...

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