National research group releases report reviewing Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo area road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety
WHEN: Report will be available on the TRIP website at 12:00 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, August 15
The average driver in the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo area loses more than $1,400 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. The authors of the TRIP report will be available for phone and Skype interviews throughout the day on Wednesday. See below for contact information.
The report, Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo 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 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo area. This is one of a series of reports evaluating the transportation system statewide and in California’s largest urban areas, including the Bakersfield, Central Valley, Chico-Redding, Concord, Fresno-Madera-Visalia-Hanford, Los Angeles, Riverside-San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland, San Jose, and Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo urban areas.
If you would like to obtain an embargoed copy of the regional and statewide report, please contact Rocky Moretti or Carolyn Bonifas Kelly.
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703.801.9212 (cell)