Road Repair

Aerial view of road construction with yellow heavy equipment parked next to two-lane asphalt road against green forest and blue sky

Survey: Americans Don’t Support Road Expansions

U.S. transportation policy, which still heavily centers automobile infrastructure, is increasingly out of step with the majority opinion, according to a new survey from Transportation for America.

July 4, 2023 - Transportation for America

Road Maintenance

Portland Anarchists Illegally Repair Potholes

Saying that they believe in direct action and suspecting the motives of the State, a group of Portland anarchists are taking to the streets to fix potholes.

March 16, 2017 - Boing Boing

Auto Repairs From Potholes Got You Down? You Are Not Alone

A new report from the AAA indicates that American motorists encounter damage from potholes three times a year, with each incident costing an average $300 to repair. Middle and working class drivers feel the pinch disproportionately.

February 20, 2016 - AAA

New Hampshire Increases Gas Tax to Fund Highway, Road, and Bridge Projects

The New Hampshire Legislature recently approved a bill that would raise the gas tax in the state by 4.2 cents*. At that rate, the cost of the new tax to someone who drives 10,000 miles a year at 25 miles per gallon would total about $16 a year.

April 29, 2014 - Concord Monitor

Congratulations L.A., You Have the Worst Roads in the U.S.

A new study by TRIP, the Washington, D.C.-based transportation nonprofit, has concluded that drivers in the Los Angeles region ply the most deteriorated roads in the country, based on 2011 data from the Federal Highway Administration.

October 4, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

The Bumpy Route to L.A. Road Repair

Ben Poston investigates Los Angeles's "60-year backlog of failed streets." A strategy designed to pave over the disparities between council districts means that the most damaged of the city's 6,500 miles of paved roadway get fixed last.

May 6, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Where Should Your Toll Money Go?

Should the tolls you pay to traverse a bridge or highway go directly to the upkeep of that roadway, or should they go to fund transportation projects, such as public transit? Five experts debate this question in the New York Times Opinion Pages.

October 9, 2012 - The New York Times

Fixing Potholes with a Flick of a Joystick

A newly-designed truck known as the "Pothole Killer" can fix a pothole with the flick of a wrist (VIDEO).

May 21, 2009 - The Infrastructurist

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