Preserve America’s Roads Campaign

Preservation Awareness: Changing Course to Preserve America’s Roads

Story Source: The Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP?2)

Coalition to Preserve America’s Roads (CPAR) wants to send the message that when it comes to road preservation, officials must shift to a proactive approach, not reactive. As roads worsen, reconstruction becomes the only option, but the cost is unaffordable.

CPAR is an organization of transportation groups working to stop the decline and spiraling reconstruction costs of our roads and bridges. CPAR was formed in 2011 to promote road, bridge and highway sustainability. Organizing groups include: National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and other industry and related groups concerned about the highway system and its impact on commerce.

Why is this important? Our transportation infrastructure supports the economic strength and security of our country. Highways and roads move people, goods and services 24 hours a day.

According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), every dollar spent on road maintenance avoids $6 to $14 needed later to rebuild a road that has irreparably deteriorated.

To learn more, watch Coalition to Preserve America’s Roads Video:

What do you think? Is our traditional public policy going about it the wrong way? Is there a need for a shift in our policies?

For additional information, please contact the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP), 517- 432-8220 or ncpp@egr.msu.edu

You can also visit the following resources:
www.tsp2.org/preservation-awareness-toolkit
www.preserveroads.org
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

About TSP?2:
The Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP?2) was initiated as an efficient means to disseminate information to AASHTO member agencies for preserving their highway infrastructure, including both pavements and bridges. Its principal mission is to serve as a clearinghouse with comprehensive and up-to-date information on efficient and effective preservation measures that enhance highway performance and extend useful life.

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