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baltimore / dc metro MEDIA ADVISORY


MARYLAND’S INCREASINGLY CONGESTED ROADS CHOKING COMMUTING, COMMERCE
AND QUALITY OF LIFE. NEW REPORT IDENTIFIES MOST CONGESTED CORRIDORS AND
POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS TO EASE CONGESTION AND ENHANCE RELIABILITY


Local speakers join national transportation research nonprofit in review of congestion
and reliability on Maryland’s transportation system and potential solutions

 

WHEN:

11:00 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 21, 2019

WHERE:

 

 

Maryland Department of Transportation Statewide Operations Center
7491 Connelley Drive

Hanover, Maryland

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland’s quality of life and economic development is being hampered by high levels of traffic congestion and reduced accessibility, but is benefitting from a statewide program to improve accessibility and Governor Hogan has proposed a comprehensive set of transportation improvements designed to improve mobility, according to a new report released today by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation research nonprofit. Local speakers will join TRIP on Thursday to present the findings of the report.

 

The report, Keeping Maryland Mobile: Accomplishments and Challenges in Improving Accessibility in Maryland to Support Quality of Life and a Strong Economy, identifies the most congested highways and arterial roadways in Maryland and identifies transportation projects needed to improve access. The report also includes a list of Maryland’s least reliable routes for large commercial trucks and calculates the number of hours and dollars lost to congestion for Washington, DC and Baltimore area drivers.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation

 

Michael Sakata, Executive Director, Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)