Local speakers join national research group in review of road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety and costs to drivers.

Thursday, June 28. Full report available on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. MDT

Grand Junction, Colorado

The average driver in the Grand Junction 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 are available in Grand Junction to offer comments and local perspective on the findings of the report – see below for contact information to arrange interviews. TRIP spokesperson Carolyn Bonifas Kelly will also be available via phone and Skype for interviews and comments.

The report, Colorado 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 Colorado. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Colorado Springs, Denver, Northern Colorado, Grand Junction and Pueblo areas.

Christian Reece, Executive Director, Club 20
Cell: 970-250-2696

Kathy Hall, Commissioner, Colorado Transportation Commission
Cell: 970-216-2809

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research and Communication, TRIP
Cell: 703-801-9212


Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703.801.9212 (cell)
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202.262.0714 (cell)