DEFICIENT ROADS COST VIRGINIA DRIVERS $9.5 BILLION PER YEAR –
NEARLY $2,600 PER DRIVER IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA
New report by national research group to be released Monday examines
Virginia road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety & funding needs.
Local speakers available for interviews.
Report will be available on TRIP’s website at 5:00 a.m. EST Monday, February 3
Driving on deficient roads costs Virginia motorists a total of $9.5 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays, and traffic crashes, according to a new report to be released Monday by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
Will Wilkins, TRIP’s executive director, is available for interviews in the DC area. TRIP spokespersons are also available throughout the day via phone or Skype for interviews and comments.
The report, Virginia 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 Virginia. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Richmond and Roanoke urban areas.
Will Wilkins, Executive Director, TRIP
Rocky Moretti, Director of Research and Policy, TRIP
Will Wilkins (TRIP) – 202.262.6043 (cell) – Skype: wmwilkins
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) – 202.262.0714 (cell) – Skype: rocky.moretti