In conjunction with the U.S. Interstate Highway System turning 60, TRIP has released their guide “The Interstate Highway System Turns 60: Challenges to Its Ability to Continue to Save Lives, Time and Money.” The guide highlights such facts as the nterstate Highway System represents only 2.5 percent of lane miles in the U.S. yet it carries 25 percent of the nation’s vehicle travel.
The guide contains tables complete with information about which states see the most travel on their interstate daily, where there is poor/mediocre pavement etc. While the guide is informational, it also highlights the need to improve our interstates as the nation continues to grow:
“The United States moves in large part thanks to the efforts of many elected officials, organizations and citizens whose shared foresight led to the construction of the national interstate system,” said Bud Wright, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. “Now, as we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Interstate act, it’s clear that our investments in preserving the system are not keeping up even as our nation continues to grow.”