What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges
The average New York motorist pays 80¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.
- 12 cents/day through the state gas tax
- 26 cents/day through the federal gas tax
- 13 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
- 30 cents/day in tolls
The average New York household spends 6 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.
New York spends $172 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. New York ranks #45 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:
Driving on poor roads costs the average New York motorist $505 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.