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.