TEXAS MEDIA ADVISORY
REPORT HIGHLIGHTS KEY TEXAS HIGHWAY CORRIDORS IN NEED OF MODERNIZATION TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND CONNECTIVITY
Local speakers join national research group for virtual news conference to release report examining the safety, connectivity and capacity challenges on Texas’ rural roads
Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. CDT
Virtual news conference – Click Here for Zoom Web Conference
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Or Telephone: +1 646 931 3860; Webinar ID: 897 1767 9067
Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CDT.
Texas’ rural transportation system faces significant challenges, including increasing levels of traffic, a lack of adequate connectivity and the need for additional safety features, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
Local speakers will join TRIP at a virtual news conference on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “Keeping Rural Texas Connected,” examines population and economic trends, the need for connectivity and access, and traffic safety on Texas’ rural transportation network. The report identifies four key highway corridors – linking rural areas to each other and to the state’s urban areas – in need of expansion to improve safety, reliability and connectivity and provides information on the status of these needed improvements.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Wednesday.
Texas Transportation Commissioner Alvin New
Drew Campbell, Chair, Transportation Advocates of Texas
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)