California Transportation

California Transportation

Prepared by TRIP, a national transportation research group. August 2018

A report by TRIP, a Washington, D.C. based national transportation research organization that researches, evaluates and distributes economic and technical data on surface transportation issues, found that the
lack of safety features on roads and bridges costs California drivers $61 billion each year.

The report includes regional pavement conditions, bridge conditions, congestion levels, highway safety data, and cost breakdowns for urban areas.

Statewide Impact of
Bad Roads & Bridges

More than % of California’s bridges are 50 years old or older, the eighth highest share in the nation. The cost of repairing and preserving bridges increases as they age and as they reach the end of their intended design life.

More than two-thirds of major roads are in poor or mediocre condition and 1603 bridges are structurally deficient.

Every $1 of deferred maintenance on roads and bridges costs an additional $4 to $5 in needed future repairs.

Congested roads cost California drivers $29.1 billion each year in the form of lost time and wasted fuel.

There were traffic fatalities in California in 2016, with lack of adequate roadway safety features as a likely contributor in one-third of all fatal crashes. Investments in rural traffic safety have been found to result in significant reductions in serious traffic crashes.

Regional Impact of Bad
Roads & Bridges

Drivers in Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, and the Bay Area lost

over $1,000 from congested roads

50 Hours Annually from congested roads

50% of pavement conditions are POOR

in the Bay Area, the Central Valley, the Central Coast, Fresno/Madera/Visalia/ Hanford, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, Sacramento, and San Diego

Driving on deteriorated and congested roads cost drivers in Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland, Riverside/San Bernardino, the Central Valley, Sacramento, and San Jose

More than $2,000 a year

More than 100 Bridges are Structurally Deficient

in EACH of the following regions: Los Angeles, the Central Valley, Fresno/Madera /Visalia/Hanford, and Riverside/San Bernardino

Don’t be fooled, stopping projects currently underway improving our roads, bridges, highways and transit would greatly diminish our quality of life and continue to cost Californians.

Bay Area Region

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads

Projects improving the safety of local bridges

Traffic congestion relief projects

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Central Coast Region

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads

Traffic congestion relief projects

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Chico - Redding

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

Traffic congestion relief projects

See Actual Projects At Risk

Eureka - Humboldt

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads and bridges and relieving traffic congestion

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Fresno - Central San Joaquin

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads

Projects improving the safety of bridges

Traffic congestion relief projects

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Inland Empire

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads and bridges

Traffic congestion relief projects

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Kern - Inyo

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads and bridges

Traffic congestion relief projects

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Los Angeles

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Traffic congestion relief projects

Projects improving the safety of local roads and bridges

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Monterey - Santa Cruz

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads and bridges

Traffic congestion relief projects

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Orange County

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Traffic congestion relief projects

Projects improving the safety of local roads

Projects improving the safety of bridges

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Sacramento

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Traffic congestion relief projects

Projects improving the safety of local roads

Projects improving the safety of bridges

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

San Diego

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Traffic congestion relief projects

Projects improving the safety of local roads and bridges

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Sierra Nevada - Gold Country

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads

Projects improving the safety of bridges

Traffic congestion relief projects

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Stockton - Modesto

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Traffic congestion relief projects

Projects improving the safety of local roads

Projects improving the safety of bridges

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

Ventura County

Projects filling potholes and repaving crumbling roads

Projects improving the safety of local roads and bridges

Safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

See Actual Projects At Risk

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