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florence MEDIA ADVISORY


FLORENCE AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,500 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 2:00 p.m. CST

WHERE:

 

 

Shoals Chamber of Commerce
20 Hightower Place

Florence, Alabama

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Florence area loses $1,467 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, Florence 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 Florence 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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman Danny Pettus, Lauderdale County Commission

 

Eric Hill, County Engineer, Lauderdale County

 

Kevin Jackson, Vice President, Shoals Economic Development Authority

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)