MOBILE AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,600 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 1:00 p.m. CST
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
451 Government Street
The average driver in in the Mobile area loses $1,576 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, Mobile 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 Mobile 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.
Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City of Mobile
Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County
Bill Sisson, President & CEO, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication, TRIP