WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A newly released report by the National Transportation Research Group - a non-profit based in Washington D.C. states that Sacramento area drivers are spending an extra $2,270 dollars a year because of an "inadequate transportation system."
The 24-page report breaks down the costs into three categories:
- Cost of Operating a vehicle
The cost of operating a vehicle takes into consideration, repair costs, accelerated depreciation.
The calculated cost: $638.
Safety, considers traffic collisions, and the increased price of insurance rates and list work productivity.
The calculated cost: $674.
Congestion means traffic, and the time spent in it creates more fuel consumption, and lost productivity.
The calculated cost: $958.
Sacramento County Official are hoping Measure B - a half cent sales tax - will help combats the issues in the report in order to fix the infrastructure.