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Driving on deteriorating and congested roads costs each Albuquerque driver more than $2,000 a year, according to a study released Thursday by a national transportation research group.
Results of the report – New Mexico Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility – were shared by TRIP associate director of research and communication Carolyn Bonifas Kelly to members of the state Legislature this week. Overall, she said conditions of the state’s roads were costing state motorists $2.6 billion.
She told the Journal the cost to motorists factored in three elements: vehicle operation costs, safety and congestion.