DEFICIENT ROADS COST ALBUQUERQUE AREA DRIVERS
MORE THAN $2,100 PER YEAR

Local speakers join national research nonprofit in review of road & bridge conditions,
congestion, safety & funding needs in Albuquerque and statewide

WHEN:
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. MST

WHERE:
New Mexico Trucking Association
4700 Lincoln Road NE
Albuquerque, NM

WHAT:

Driving on deficient roads costs New Mexico motorists a total of $2.6 billion annually – more than $2,100 per Albuquerque driver – in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays, and traffic crashes, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Local speakers will join TRIP on Thursday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

The report, New Mexico 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 New Mexico. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe urban areas. The report also includes a list of the 20 most congested corridors in the state, 13 of which are in the Albuquerque area.

TRIP’s Carolyn Bonifas Kelly will also provide testimony to the New Mexico Legislature’s Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29 (Room 311), and to the House Transportation and Public Works Committee at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 30 (Room 305).

WHO:

Dan Lewis, Member, New Mexico Trucking Association Executive Board

Mark Menicucci, Menicucci Insurance Agency CEO

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

CONTACT:

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) – (703) 801-9212 (cell)

Rocky Moretti (TRIP) – (202) 262-0714