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decatur-huntsville MEDIA ADVISORY


DECATUR-HUNTSVILLE AREA MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $1,300 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:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. CST

WHERE:

 

 

Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
515 6th Avenue NE

Decatur, Alabama

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Decatur-Huntsville area loses $1,307 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 Tuesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Decatur-Huntsville 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 Huntsville-Decatur 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, Mobile, Montgomery, Decatur-Huntsville and Tuscaloosa urban areas.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representative Mac McCutcheon, Speaker, Alabama House of Representatives

 

Tim Lovelace, Chairman, Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

 

Willie LaFavor, Chairman-Elect, Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)