NPR logo

'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92993510/92993487" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads

Economy

'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads

'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92993510/92993487" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A government report shows that over the past seven months, Americans drove 40 billion fewer miles than the year before. That's nearly a 4 percent decrease. Unfortunately, less driving means less gas tax revenue, which is trouble for highways. The Federal Highway Trust Fund projects a $5 billion deficit for next year. Alex Chadwick talks with Amy Scott about how gas prices are affecting road repairs.