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Roads / Highway Report #175461

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report on the urgent need for repair of the nation's highways introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) Study findings on the state of the nation's roads the resulting damages to cars presented; map shown of the states with the worst urban highways. [DRIVERS - cite car damages.] [Surface Transportation Policy Project Hank DITTMAR - calls for maintenance.] [Iowa department of transportation Dennis TICE - questions the study.] The suggestion that contractors be held accountable for the roads they build noted. [Transportation analyst Aaron GELLMAN - comments on durability.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The reasons why European roads are sturdier and how better American roads could be built outlined; details given of a new process that makes a more resilient and porous kind of concrete.

Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa

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