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tuscaloosa MEDIA ADVISORY


TUSCALOOSA AREA MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $1,700 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 1:30 p.m. CST

WHERE:

 

 

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
2201 Jack Warner Parkway, Building C

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in the Tuscaloosa area loses $1,713 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, Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Walt Maddox, City of Tuscaloosa

 

Jim Page, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Chairman, 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)