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(Hartford Business)   White House study finds that Connecticut (nation's third highest gas tax) and California (nation's highest gas tax) have the nation's worst roads   ( divider line
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487 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 Jul 2014 at 12:11 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-07-15 12:24:15 PM  
2 votes:
Clearly you people have not been in the Midwest lately.  In Michigan and Indiana, the awful winter, combined with Republican "we're not spending any more money on infrastructure" derp means that the roads are crumbling into the ditches and where there is construction it's blocking traffic and progressing as if planned by lobotomized monkeys.
2014-07-15 12:17:04 PM  
2 votes:
Wait, it's not PA?
2014-07-15 12:16:49 PM  
2 votes:
Clearly they should be more reliant on federal funding like the bootstrappy states.
2014-07-15 12:50:40 PM  
1 vote:

damageddude: Bennie Crabtree: Why do we never hear suggestions to sue the private companies that built the roads, for using shoddy pavement and other materials, and for shortchanging the public by forcing them to pay for maintenance more often?

The roads were made shoddy because that is what the governments at the time wanted. Shoddy roads equal cheaper to build roads. Roads that will last a few decades without requiring work cost more money to build. By time the cheaply built roads need to be upgraded, say a decade later, the politicians will be long gone and it will be somebody else's problem.

No no - we, the PEOPLE have demanded shoddy roads.  We want lower taxes because "government" and no more spending on infrastructure because "government".   Can't rebuild that bridge because it "looks perfectly good to me" and rebuilding bridges is clearly just wasteful....and on and on.
2014-07-15 12:43:29 PM  
1 vote:
every state has the worst roads

and the worst drivers

am i right
2014-07-15 12:36:29 PM  
1 vote:
Want to drive on the worst Highway you've ever seen in your life? Take a trip up I-84 from Danbury through Hartford
2014-07-15 12:33:22 PM  
1 vote:
In California, there are portions of the freeway where one side of your car is on asphalt and the other side is on concrete.

Fuchs you government moonbeam.
2014-07-15 12:29:53 PM  
1 vote:
CT's infrastructure gets destroyed every winter.
2014-07-15 12:20:37 PM  
1 vote:
It's almost as if there might be factors other than the rate of gas tax that contribute to road quality.
2014-07-15 12:19:01 PM  
1 vote:
Connecticut: 4th in population density
California: 11th in population density; 2nd in total miles of roadway (PDF warning)

Gee, I wonder what other factors might contribute to this state of things...
2014-07-15 12:17:57 PM  
1 vote:
Federal funds pay for huge amounts of road repair. I suspect that CA and CT receive a disproportionately low amount of federal matching monies.
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