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

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

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)