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BIRMINGHAM MEDIA ADVISORY


BIRMINGHAM AREA MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $1,800 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT
ARE DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES


Local speakers join national research group in review of
road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety

WHEN:

Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. CST

WHERE:

 

 

Birmingham Business Alliance
505 20th Street North, Suite 200

Birmingham, Alabama

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Birmingham area loses $1,846 annually as a result of driving on roads that are deteriorated, congested, and that lack some desirable safety features, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Local speakers will join TRIP on Monday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Birmingham Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the Region’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility, examines road and bridge conditions, congestion, economic development, highway safety, and transportation funding in the Birmingham area. In addition to a statewide report that examines Alabama’s transportation system as a whole, TRIP will also release regional reports with data for the Anniston-Oxford-Gadsden, Birmingham, Florence, Decatur-Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa urban areas.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

Senator Jabo Waggoner, Alabama Senate

 

Brian Hilson, President & CEO, Birmingham Business Alliance

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)