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America's rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth and improve traffic safety in the nation's Heartland, but the United States faces a $211 billion backlog in funding for needed repairs and improvements to the rural transportation system — this is according to a new report just released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit.

An Oklahoma construction executive has been elected 2020 chairman of the board of directors of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Kenneth K. Wert, chairman of Haskell Lemon Construction Co. , joined the TRIP board of directors in 2012 and was appointed to its executive committee in 2016.

Ten percent of bridges in New York State are rated in poor/structurally deficient condition, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit. This includes bridges 20 ft. or longer. A bridge is rated poor/structurally deficient if there is significant deterioration of the bridge deck, supports or other major components.

America's rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth in the nation's Heartland, which is a critical source of energy, food and fiber. With increases in population and growing employment, rural America is heavily reliant on the quality of its transportation system to sustain further growth.

While increased transportation funding provided by Michigan's 2015 road funding package has allowed many projects to proceed throughout the state, additional investment is needed to complete numerous projects that would improve Michigan's road and bridge conditions, relieve traffic congestion, and enhance traffic safety and efficiency, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.

Drivers in Wisconsin are paying $6.8 billion per year in extra vehicle-operating costs as a result poor highway conditions and the impact those conditions have on vehicles and traffic, according to a new report, “Wisconsin Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State's Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility,” released earlier by TRIP, a national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C.

A recent report from Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research organization, TRIP, has found that deteriorated, congested, or unsafe roads and bridges in California cost state motorists $61 billion a year, nearly $3,000 per driver in some urban areas.

Fourteen percent of bridges statewide and nine percent of bridges in Southern Maine are structurally deficient according to a new report released Nov. 1 by TRIP, a Washington, DC-based national transportation organization. A bridge is structurally deficient if there is significant deterioration of the bridge deck, supports or other major components.