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buffalo-niagara falls MEDIA ADVISORY


BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS 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:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE:

 

 

Buffalo Niagara Partnership
257 West Genesee Street

Buffalo, New York

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area loses more than $1,700 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 report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Buffalo-Niagara Falls 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls area. In addition to a statewide report, TRIP will also release regional reports with data for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Binghamton, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York-Newark-Jersey City, Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica urban areas.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Loomis, Vice President of Government Affairs, Buffalo-Niagara Partnership

 

Elizabeth Carey, Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications,
AAA Western & Central New York

 

Carley Hill, Co-Chair, FAIR Committee

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

 

703.801.9212 (cell)