- More than a third of major roads are rated in fair or poor condition.
- Driving on roads in need of work in Massachusetts costs the average driver about $156 in added repairs and extra gas;
- Traffic on major highways in Massachusetts is expected to jump 20 percent by the year 2025;
- Car crashes cost the state $6.3 billion a year in medical bills, delays, lost productivity and insurance costs; and
- 35 percent of interstate bridges in Massachusetts are one rating point away from being structurally deficient.
"The deficiencies cited in this report are not a reflection of the effectiveness of state and local transportation agencies, but a lack of adequate funding."Oh right, our problem was that we just didn't throw enough money into that boondoggle we call the Big Dig.
But really, inadequate funding? You're telling me it has nothing to do with police details, project-labor agreements, or prevailing wage laws, all of which drive up the costs of public construction?
I doubt it.