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MOBILE AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,600 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 1:00 p.m. CST

WHERE:

 

 

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
451 Government Street

Mobile, Alabama

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Mobile area loses $1,576 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, Mobile 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 Mobile 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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City of Mobile

 

Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County

 

Bill Sisson, President & CEO, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)

202.262.0714 (cell)