ALBUQUERQUE MEDIA ADVISORY
NEW MEXICO FACES $5.75 BILLION SHORTFALL FOR NEEDED PROJECTS TO IMPROVE ROAD & BRIDGE CONDITIONS, SAFETY AND RELIABILITY, HAMPERING EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
NEW REPORT FINDS ALBUQUERQUE MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $2,900 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE ROUGH, CONGESTED AND LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES
Local speakers join national research group for news conference to release report
examining New Mexico road and bridge conditions, congestion, safety and funding.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. MST
Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. MST.
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Lockheed Martin Boardroom
1309 4th Street SW
New Mexico faces a $5.75 billion shortfall for needed projects to improve safety, reliability and road and bridge conditions, hampering efforts to reduce the $2,888 lost annually by Albuquerque drivers as a result of driving on roads that are deteriorated, congested, and that lack some desirable safety features. This is according to a new report to be released on Wednesday by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
Local speakers will join TRIP at a news conference on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “New Mexico 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, the impact of COVID-19 on vehicle travel trends and transportation funding in the Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe urban areas and statewide.
Mayor Gregg Hull, City of Rio Rancho
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Director of Communication & Research, TRIP
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)