FLORENCE AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,500 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES
Local speakers join national research group in review of road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. CST
Shoals Chamber of Commerce
20 Hightower Place
The average driver in the Florence area loses $1,467 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 on Tuesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.
The report, Florence 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 Florence area. In addition to a statewide report that examines Alabama’s transportation system as a whole, TRIP will also release regional reports with data for the Anniston-Oxford-Gadsden, Birmingham, Florence, Decatur-Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa urban areas.
Chairman Danny Pettus, Lauderdale County Commission
Eric Hill, County Engineer, Lauderdale County
Kevin Jackson, Vice President, Shoals Economic Development Authority
Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP