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


10:30 a.m., February 16, 2017


Governor’s Conference Room
Secretary of State’s Office – Building 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, West Virginia


West Virginia motorists lose $1.4 billion 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 and discuss possible solutions.

The report, West Virginia 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 West Virginia. The report contains regional data for Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling as well as statewide information.


Secretary Thomas J. Smith, West Virginia Department of Transportation

Bill Bissett, President & CEO, Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce

Will Wilkins, Executive Director, TRIP



Will Wilkins (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

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