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

WHEN: 1:30 P.M. CDT, Wednesday, March 28


Illinois Terminal, Amtrak Waiting Area (Second Floor)
45 E. University Avenue
Champaign, Illinois


The average driver in in the Champaign-Urbana area loses nearly $1,500 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 findings and discuss possible solutions.

The report, Illinois 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 Illinois. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Metro East, Peoria-Bloomington, Rockford and Springfield.


Karl Gnadt, Managing Director, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

Todd Maisch, President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

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


Rocky Moretti (TRIP)  202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)  703.801.9212 (cell)