TRIP Issues Report on 60th Anniversary of Interstate System

TRIP has released a new report, “The Interstate Highway System Turns 60: Challenges to Its Ability to Continue to Save Lives, Time and Money.” The transportation research organization says, “The nation’s most critical transportation link continues to save lives with its enhanced safety features and is largely well-preserved, but an aging Interstate system will increasingly require more long-term, costly repairs. . . .” The report’s appendix contains a state-by-state break out of data.

Local media have picked up the report. For example, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) leads with, “Louisiana’s interstate highways are in worse condition than those in all but three states.” reports that the state’s “highways and bridges are among the most deteriorated in the nation,” according to TRIP.