NEW ORLEANS AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $2,200 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT
ARE DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SOME NEEDED SAFETY FEATURES
TRIP spokesperson available for interviews in New Orleans
from noon to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday
The average driver in in the New Orleans area loses $2,159 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 transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
TRIP’s report, Louisiana 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 the New Orleans area and statewide. In addition to statewide data that examines Louisiana’s transportation system as a whole, the TRIP report includes regional data for the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and Shreveport areas. The report will be available on the TRIP website at 9:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, October 8.
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, TRIP’s associate director of research & communication and the author of the report, will be available for interviews in New Orleans on Tuesday from noon to 2:00 p.m., or by arrangement. She can be reached by cell at 703.801.9212 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703-801-9212 (cell)
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202-262-0714 (cell)