San Jose Ranked Second Worst In Road Upkeep Per ‘TRIP’

San Jose Ranked Second Worst In Road Upkeep Per ‘TRIP’

Six California cities were lumped in the three worst categories judged by their roads’ conditions. SF/Oakland held the dubious top honor.

The problem can be attributed to multiple factors. More people are driving to pre-recession levels. The population is growing. Local jurisdictions are spending less on maintenance, and the funds that trickle down have dried up substantially.

For mid-sized cities across the nation, Madison, Wisc. was ranked third; and Round Lake Beach-Grayslake, Ill. rounded out the top five.

U.S. vehicle travel increased 16 percent from 2000, while the nation’s population grew at about the same level.

We’ve known for a long time our transportation system is deteriorating because of the lack of funds,” said Carolyn Bonifas, TRIP Associate Director of Research and Communications.

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