COLORADO INTERSTATE SYSTEM’S CONGESTION, TRAVEL VOLUME, ROAD AND BRIDGE DETERIORATION, AND FATALITIES AMONG HIGHEST IN U.S. ACCORDING TO NEW TRIP REPORT
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Report available on TRIP website at 6:00 a.m. MDT.
Contact TRIP spokespersons below to request an embargoed copy of the report or to arrange interviews via phone or video conference.
A new report to be released Thursday by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC, examines Colorado’s Interstate Highway System as it faces increasing usage, mounting congestion and deteriorating road and bridge conditions.
The report, “Restoring Colorado’s Interstate Highway System: Meeting Colorado’s Transportation Needs with a Reliable, Safe & Well-Maintained National Highway Network,” finds that the rate of congestion, travel volume, road and bridge deterioration and fatalities on Colorado’s Interstate Highway System are among the highest in the nation.
Based on the findings of a 2019 report requested by Congress, the TRIP report concludes with a set of recommendations for the restoration and renewal of the Interstate Highway System.
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) | 202.262.0714 (cell) | rocky.moretti (Skype)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) | 703.801.9212 (cell) | carolynbonifas (Skype)