Damaged big city roads cost motorists as much as $1,000 a year in added maintenance, according to a national report.  The report will be used to urge Congress to approve a new highway bill to replace the one expiring July 31.

More than one fourth of urban interstates, freeways and arterial routes with at least two lanes paved were in poor condition in 2013.

Among places with at least 500,000 people, the cities with the greatest share of damaged roads are San Francisco, Los Angeles and Long Beach and Detroit.

Among cities with 250,000 to 500,000 people, the worst roads are in Flint, Michigan, Antioch, California, and Santa Rosa, California.  (Lansing ranks 10th on this list)

Full investment in our nation's transportation system will reduce the financial burden on drivers and provide them with a smoother, safer and more efficient ride.