The survey also found that area drivers spend about $700 in repairs due to rough roads.
Gov. Chris Christie made news on the state’s beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund this week by not mentioning it in his 25-minute budget address.
Pothole season has gone into full swing, and some drivers have found themselves with their cars damaged or even trashed.
The snow, slick roads and spinouts of north suburban counties were not seen on Long Island, but drivers and residents there ran into their own problems with drenching rain and flooding.
Among the proposals being discussed in Trenton, the state’s 14.5-cent gas tax could double, or even triple.
Connecticut state transportation officials have disputed a report from the White House that claims public works in the state are in dire condition.
President Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday as he announced a series of measures aimed at improving the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
The risks that New Yorkers take on the roads are getting worse every day, and some say that the hazardous conditions can be blamed on the economy.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign found that 1,200 pedestrians were killed on roads in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York between 2009 and 2011.
Roads were plowed and cleared in much of Westchester County following the blizzard early Saturday, but officials were still warning people to stay off the roads.
Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.
“You can spin out in a heartbeat. You know, you never know with black ice, so I’m concerned about accidents happening,” said Matt Faivre of Tenafly.
Ice built up on untreated roads and sidewalks and made trees and power lines appear as if they were encased in crystal.
Road crews have been out for hours struggling to stay ahead of the storm.
The Pulaski Skyway, I-78, and Route 139 are among roads slated for much needed repairs over the next five years.