Local speakers join national research group in review of road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST


Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
5 Computer Drive South
Colonie, New York


The average driver in in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area loses nearly $1,900 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 nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Local speakers will join TRIP on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

The report, Albany-Schenectady-Troy Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the Region’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility, examines road and bridge conditions, congestion, economic development, highway safety, and transportation funding in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area. In addition to a statewide report, TRIP will also release regional reports with data for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Binghamton, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York-Newark-Jersey City, Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica urban areas.


Mark Eagan, President & CEO, Capital Region Chamber

Johnny Evers, Director of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State

Tara Ricard, Marketing Manager, AAA Hudson Valley

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication, TRIP


Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703.801.9212 (cell)

Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202.262.0714 (cell)