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According to TRIP, a national transportation research group, 48 percent of roads in Trenton, New Jersey, are in "poor" condition. (dougtone/Flickr)
According to TRIP, a national transportation research group, 48 percent of roads in Trenton, New Jersey, are in "poor" condition. (dougtone/Flickr)
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As Congress works to pass a highway bill by a Friday deadline, states are watching closely. The national transportation research group TRIP recently found that 28 percent of roads across all states are in "poor" condition.

But in a handful of places, the picture is even worse. In New Jersey, 40 percent of roads are in poor condition, according to the report.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd looks at why with Nick Vitillo, senior research engineer of the pavement resource program at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers in New Jersey.

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  • Nick Vitillo, senior research engineer of the pavement resource program at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers in New Jersey.

This segment aired on July 27, 2015.

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