“I'm the primary caregiver to my mom, who lives on the other side of town. Because the roads are well maintained and the infrastructure is good, it takes less time to get to her and get home -- which saves time and makes it easier for me to live the rest of my life.”
“Having good freeways and highways means you can spend less time on the road and reach your destination sooner and more efficiently. [It] makes it easier to get from one side of town to the other in a fast and efficient manner.”
“The plan should take a detailed and honest look at the life cycle costs of transportation investments and see if our tax base can actually support maintaining and replacing the system we have in place over the next 100 years before expanding roads.”
"It is of utmost importance to protect and maintain the public investment put in place to develop the transportation infrastructure that the Phoenix metro region can boast of. Innovative and cost effective technologies should be tried and funding should be set aside to protect and maintain the existing transportation infrastructure that we already have built.”
"The major goal should be to maintain the current transportation system in an excellent condition. Currently the roads are in a poor to average condition, sidewalks are missing, bike lanes limited, handicapped access fair, arterial streets surface condition poor to fair.”
"Technology changes faster than we can keep up with. Having systems that are easily adaptable to consumer demands and technological improvements will be important. Additionally, having a well maintained system will benefit transportation technology companies more than trying to predict the future."
Protecting Your Investments
Residents tell us that transportation system maintenance is important to them, especially when it comes to our roads. The vast majority of participants agree that protecting and preserving our existing infrastructure should be a priority, especially when it comes to road safety.