NEW ORLEANS AREA MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $2,400 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE ROUGH, CONGESTED AND LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES
Local speakers join national research group for virtual news conference to release report examining Louisiana’s road and bridge conditions, congestion and safety.
The average driver in the New Orleans area loses $2,403 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.
Local speakers will join TRIP at a virtual news conference on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. The 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 Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and Shreveport urban areas and statewide.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the New Orleans area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CDT on April 14.
Adam Knapp, CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Michael Hecht, President & CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Scott Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions (CRISIS)
Erin Monroe Wesley, Chair, SoLA Super Region Committee Southeast Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Cox Communications
Erich Ponti, President, Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)