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Transportation
1:09 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Report Says Traffic Delays in Pittsburgh Cost Commuters $1 Billion a Year

Drivers experience mid-day traffic at the corner of Grant Street and Sixth Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.
Haldan Kirsch 90.5 WESA

If you find yourself sitting in traffic on the Liberty Bridge every day you might be losing $56 a week thanks to that congestion. 

The national transportation spending advocacy group TRIP (The Road Information Program) released its report of the most costly congestion in Pittsburgh this week and found that in total, Pittsburghers are losing $1 billion a year thanks to poor road conditions and design. 

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Transportation
2:03 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Report: Bad Roads and Transit Costs Average Pittsburgher Driver $1,418 a Year

A recent report from a Washington D.C.-based think tank found that poor conditions of the region’s transportation infrastructure and mass transit systems cost the average Pittsburgh driver $1,418 a year.
Credit Mark Nootbar / 90.5 WESA

The latest report from a Washington D.C.-based pro-transportation investment think tank finds the average Pittsburgh driver is losing $1,418 a year due to the poor conditions of the region’s transportation infrastructure and mass transit systems. 

The Road Information Program (TRIP) Policy and Research Director Frank Moretti said that comes in the form of gas and time wasted sitting in traffic congestion, accidents due at least in part to poor road conditions and design, and fuel inefficiency and undue wear and tear on vehicles due to bad road conditions.

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