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HNTB finds Americans pay an average of less than $25 a month to maintain the roadways and bridges essential to mobility and the nation's vitality

HNTB finds Americans pay an average of less than $25 a month to maintain the roadways and bridges essential to mobility and the nation's vitality

Yahoo Finance
PR Newswire
January 13, 2020

Compared with costs paid for other essential utilities and common conveniences, transportation is shockingly low.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American families pony up thousands of dollars a year to use critical services such as electricity, water and broadband, but an analysis of available data by HNTB Corporation shows that, on average, families pay far less for the critical transportation network that powers economies, strengthens communities and improves quality of life.

On average, American drivers pay just $274.69 annually in gas taxes (federal + state taxes) at the pump, the primary source of funding for the upkeep and improvement of U.S. roads and bridges. Compared to other critical public services, the cost for their transportation systems lags far behind. Household expenses for annual average electric bills in the U.S. ran $1,340 in 2017 according to the U.S. Energy Administration. Forbes reported that annual broadband internet service totaled $794.04 that year and Statista reported that a family of four paid an average annual water bill of $844.68 last year. Individually, Americans' mobile phone bills average nearly $100 a month or $1,200 per year, according to bill pay service Doxo... FULL ARTICLE

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