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GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-ANDERSON MEDIA ADVISORY


DEFICIENT ROADS COST UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVERS NEARLY $1,400 PER YEAR

National research group to release report on South Carolina road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety


WHEN:

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Report will be available on TRIP’s website at 10:30 a.m.

TRIP spokespersons & local leaders will be available throughout the day for interviews.

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driving on deficient roads cost South Carolinians a total of $5.4 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays, and traffic crashes, per a new report from TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Local business officials will join TRIP on Tuesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, South Carolina 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 South Carolina. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson and Myrtle Beach urban areas.

WHO:

 

 

Jason Zacher, Executive Director, Upstate Chamber Coalition

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication, TRIP

CONTACT:

Jason Zacher – Upstate Chamber Coalition

864.787.6608 (cell)

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

703.801.9212 (cell)

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

 

202.262.0714 (cell)