NEW REPORT EVALUATES BISMARCK ROAD & BRIDGE CONDITIONS, CONGESTION, SAFETY, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
Local speakers join national research group for virtual news conference to release report examining North Dakota road and bridge conditions, congestion, safety and funding.
While recent increases in state transportation funding have started to provide local governments in North Dakota some assistance in addressing transportation needs, the state will face challenges in maintaining and improving road and bridge conditions, safety and reliability. This is according to a new report to be released Tuesday by TRIP, a Washington, DC-based national transportation research nonprofit.
Local speakers will join TRIP at a virtual news conference on Tuesday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “Keeping North Dakota Moving Forward: Progress and Challenges in Providing a Modern Surface Transportation System,” examines the condition, use, safety and efficiency of North Dakota’s surface transportation system; the impact of the 2019 boost in state transportation investment; and, the importance of reauthorization of the federal surface transportation program.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the Bismarck area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CDT on April 6.
Arik Spencer, President & CEO, Greater North Dakota Chamber
Scott Meske, North Dakota Transportation Coalition
Dan Wogsland, Executive Director, North Dakota Grain Growers Association
Terry Traynor, Executive Director, North Dakota Association of Counties
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)