CAPITAL DISTRICT MEDIA ADVISORY
CAPITAL DISTRICT MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,800 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE ROUGH, CONGESTED AND LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES
Local speakers join national research group for virtual news conference to release report examining New York road and bridge conditions, congestion, safety and funding.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Virtual news conference – Click Here for Zoom Web Conference
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Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST.
The average driver in the Capital District loses $1,750 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 at a virtual news conference on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “New York 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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Binghamton, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York-Newark-Jersey City, Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica urban areas and statewide.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the Capital District will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST on January 12.
Thomas J. O’Connor, Vice President of Government Relations, Capital Region Chamber
Elizabeth Carey, Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications, AAA Western and Central New York
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)