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


June 1, 2017 (Report will be posted online at 10:00 a.m.)


The average driver in in the Hattiesburg urban area loses nearly $1,300 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. Chad Newell, President of the Area Development Partnership, is available to discuss the findings of the TRIP report and its importance to the Hattiesburg area.

The report, Mississippi 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 Mississippi. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Jackson and Southaven/DeSoto County.


Chad Newell, President, Area Development Partnership
Office: 601-296-7513
Cell: 601-596-6245

Mr. Newell is available to discuss the significance of the TRIP report. Please contact him to arrange an interview.


Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP – 703.801.9212 (cell)

Rocky Moretti – TRIP – 202.262.0714 (cell)