MARYLAND MEDIA ADVISORY
CONGESTED MARYLAND ROADS COST DRIVERS $5.8 BILLION ANNUALLY; NEW REPORT LISTS STATE’S MOST CONGESTED ROADWAYS AND WORST BOTTLENECKS, IDENTIFIES PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE TRAVEL RELIABILITY
TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit, will host a virtual news conference to release report examining Maryland congestion levels and mobility.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Virtual news conference – Click Here for Zoom Web Conference
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Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
As vehicle travel in Maryland returns to near pre-pandemic levels, the state’s congested roads, highways and bottlenecks choke commuting and commerce and cost the state’s drivers a total of $5.8 billion annually – up to $2,465 per driver- in the form of auto and truck delays, wasted fuel, and emissions. This is according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
TRIP will host a virtual news conference on Tuesday where the report’s author, Rocky Moretti, will discuss the findings. The report, “Keeping Maryland Mobile: Providing a Modern, Sustainable Transportation System in the Old Line State,” calculates the cost to Maryland motorists and hours lost due to congestion, identifies the most congested routes during morning and evening weekday commutes, examines the impact of congestion on job accessibility, identifies the state’s top traffic bottlenecks and the least reliable routes for large commercial trucks, and examines steps being taken to improve the reliability of Maryland’s transportation system.
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)