COLUMBIA AREA MEDIA ADVISORY
COLUMBIA AREA AND STATEWIDE ROAD & BRIDGE CONDITIONS, CONGESTION, AND TRAFFIC SAFETY EXAMINED IN NEW REPORT EVALUATING SOUTH CAROLINA’S PROGRESS IN PROVIDING AN EFFICIENT, SAFE AND WELL-MAINTAINED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Local speakers join national research group for virtual news conference to release report examining South Carolina road and bridge conditions, congestion, safety and transportation funding.
Recent increases in transportation funding have allowed South Carolina to accelerate projects to improve road and bridge conditions, safety and congestion. But the state still faces challenges in addressing the needs on the transportation system, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
Local speakers will join TRIP at a virtual news conference on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “Moving South Carolina Forward: Providing a Modern, Sustainable Transportation System in the Palmetto State,” examines road and bridge conditions, congestion, economic development, highway safety, and transportation funding in the Charleston, Columbia, Florence, GSA Metro and Myrtle Beach urban areas and statewide.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the Columbia area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EDT on September 22.
Jennifer Patterson, Executive Director, South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads
Ronnie Summers, CEO, Palmetto Agribusiness Council
Rick Todd, President & CEO, South Carolina Trucking Association
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)