TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization released a report Tuesday entitled, “Wyoming Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State's Need for Safe and Efficient Mobility”. The report states that Wyoming faces an annual transportation funding shortfall of $322 million to improve its transportation system, one-fifth of the state's major roads are deteriorated, nearly a quarter of bridges are in need of repair or replacement, and the state's traffic fatality rate is one of the highest in the nation.
It goes on to indicate that unless the state can increase transportation investment, conditions are projected to worsen significantly in the future. The TRIP report states that Wyoming faces an annual transportation funding shortfall of $109.5 million over the next decade in the cost just to maintain its transportation system in its current condition.
In order to improve the state's roads and bridges and make needed safety and capacity enhancements, the state would need to spend an additional $332 million each year for the next decade. Click here to view the full report.