Mikhail Blinkin, Chairman regarding the Public Council associated with the Ministry of Transport and Director associated with the Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy research associated with the National analysis University Higher class of Economics, jokes that the motorway that is current associated with the Russian Federation is the same as the horse road map for the Russian Empire. Developed countries invest at the very least 3% of these GDP on the highway infrastructure, while Russia spends with this no more than 2%. In line with the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor), over 40% of federal highways and bridges usually do not meet with the statutory needs. Just 20% regarding the bridges come in good shape. The residual 40% come in the ‘gray zone’: – the bridges are not in good state currently – but not in critical condition yet. The problem with local and local roadways is much worse. Based on the Russian Association of Regional Road Authorities (RADOR), the existing money associated with upkeep and repairs for the local road system comprises just 13% associated with the needed amount.
“It is important to know their state of local road funds. There’s absolutely no cash here to handle scheduled repairs of this road infrastructure. The trail infrastructure underfunding problem exists because the period that is soviet. The problem hasn’t really changed since then,” – Mikhail Blinkin records.
Relating to Aleksander Malov, President of this All-Russia Sectorial Association of path Industry companies (ASPOR), the farther through the center, the bigger may be the chance of infrastructural catastrophes.