SAN ANTONIO --A Washington D.C. research group says San Antonio’s roads are the worst among large Texas cities, with 57 percent of its major roads listed in poor or mediocre condition.
That puts wear and tear on vehicles, and in turn, drivers spend an extra $1,426 each year in car repairs.
“I’d say the highway network is certainly a “B.” But as you get into the older neighborhoods, we’re kind of hitting “C” level,” said Richard Perez, president of the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce.
The TRIP report is part of a non-profit organization that researches transportation issues. The study gives city leaders an opportunity to gauge how easily San Antonio moves people and goods.
Transportation costs can effect economic growth in a city that competes statewide, nationally and internationally for businesses.
“The challenge that we have is that there are so many needs in the community right now and in the state, being able to invest appropriately in our roads is the challenge,” said Perez.