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montgomery MEDIA ADVISORY


MONTGOMERY 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:

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

WHERE:

 

 

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
41 Commerce Street

Montgomery, Alabama

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Montgomery area loses $1,339 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, Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Todd Strange, City of Montgomery

 

Commissioner Elton Dean, Montgomery County Commission

 

Willie Durham, Chairman, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Drew Harrell, Executive Director, Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure

 

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)