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

WHEN: 10:00 A.M., CDT, Wednesday, March 28


Illinois Chamber of Commerce – Springfield Office Conference Room
215 E. Adams Street
Springfield, IL


The average driver in in the Springfield 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. Local speakers will join TRIP on Wednesday to highlight the findings and discuss possible solutions.

The report, Illinois 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 Illinois. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Metro East, Peoria-Bloomington, Rockford and Springfield.


Todd Maisch, President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Chris Hembrough, President and CEO, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Scott Sigman, Transportation & Export Infrastructure Lead, Illinois Soybean Association

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


Rocky Moretti (TRIP)  202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)  703.801.9212 (cell)