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ROCKFORD AREA MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $1,900 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:

 

2:00 P.M. CDT, Wednesday, March 28

WHERE:

 

 

 

Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center

610 N. Bell School Road

Rockford, Illinois

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Rockford area loses more than $1,900 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 nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Local speakers will join TRIP on Wednesday to highlight the findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Illinois Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility, examines road and bridge conditions, congestion, economic development, highway safety, and transportation funding in Illinois. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Metro East, Peoria-Bloomington, Rockford and Springfield.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Einar Forsman, President and CEO, Rockford Chamber of Commerce

 

Benjamin Brockschmidt, Vice President of Policy, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director, Infrastructure Council

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research and Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)