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Albany drivers lose $1,600 a year due to unsafe roads, according to TRIP


ALBANY, N.Y. - TRIP, which stands for The Road Information Program, released a report entitled "New York Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State's Need for Safe and Efficient Mobility" Wednesday morning.

The report contained regional breakdowns for Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Rochester and Syracuse.

Carolyn Kelly, the Assistant Director of Research and Communication for TRIP said an Albany driver loses more than $1,600  a year due to congested, deteriorated, and unsafe roads.

President  & CEO, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Mark Eagan said "You know how some things in life we just take for granted sometimes? Our streets, our highways, our bridges are just like that. We take them for granted every day. It's whether it's for what we do to recreate, we use them for to get to employment but we just do it. We don't even think about it."

The 29-page report also says 32-percent of Albany's bridges are in need of replacement, reconstruction, or rehabilitation.

NEWS10 ABC will go further in depth with the reports during our evening newscasts. 

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