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DAYTON MEDIA ADVISORY


DAYTON AREA MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $1,700 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE
DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES.
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY DUE TO INCREASED INVESTMENT,
BUT SIGNIFICANT FUNDING GAP REMAINS


Local speakers join national research group in review of Ohio
road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety & funding needs

 

WHEN:

12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21

WHERE:

 

 

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
10 N. Ludlow Street; Suite 700 (Lake Conference Room)

Dayton, Ohio

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The average driver in the Dayton 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 Thursday to highlight the findings of the report and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Modernizing Ohio's Transportation System: Progress and Challenges in Providing Safe, Efficient and Well-Maintained Roads, Highways and Bridges, examines road and bridge conditions, congestion, economic development, highway safety, and transportation funding in Ohio. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Cincinnati, Cleveland-Akron, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.

 

TRIP’s report examines the impact of additional funds provided largely by the use of Ohio Turnpike bond proceeds, and documents the projected short-term and long-term shortfall in transportation funds to maintain, expand and improve the state’s transportation system. It includes lists of needed transportation projects in the state’s largest urban areas that have adequate funding to proceed by 2023, and needed projects in each area that lack funding to proceed.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian O. Martin, Executive Director, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

 

Paul Gruner, P.E., P.S., County Engineer, Montgomery County

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

 

703.801.9212 (cell)