NEW REPORT EVALUATES OKLAHOMA ROAD & BRIDGE CONDITIONS, OKLAHOMA CITY CONGESTION, SAFETY, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
Local speakers join national research group for virtual news conference to release report examining Oklahoma road and bridge conditions, congestion, safety and funding.
Oklahoma’s road and bridge conditions have improved in recent years, needed safety improvements have been implemented, and the efficiency of the system has improved. But adequate and reliable funding must be made available to address unmet pavement needs, maintain recent bridge improvements, provide further roadway safety improvements and address the region’s traffic congestion as vehicle travel in Oklahoma surpasses pre-pandemic levels. This is according to a new report to be released Wednesday by TRIP, a Washington, DC-based national transportation research nonprofit.
Local speakers will join TRIP at a virtual news conference on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “Keeping Oklahoma Moving Forward: Providing a World Class Transportation System in the Sooner State,” examines the condition, use, safety and efficiency of Oklahoma’s surface transportation system; 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 Tulsa area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CDT on June 16.
Leslie Gamble, Public and Government Affairs Manager, AAA Oklahoma
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)