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

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. CDT


World Trade Center Conference Room
Union Station – Second Floor
30 W Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri


The average driver in in the Kansas City area loses nearly $2,000 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, Missouri 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 Missouri. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Columbia-Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield urban areas.


John Jenks, Public Policy Specialist, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Bridgette Williams, Executive Director, Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City

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


Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703.801.9212 (cell)

Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202.262.0714 (cell)