Local speakers join national research group in review of road and bridge conditions, congestion, safety and funding needs

10:00 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Association of Central Oklahoma Governments
4205 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Statewide, Oklahoma motorists lose $5 billion annually, and the average driver in in the Oklahoma City urban area loses nearly $2,200 annually 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 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, Oklahoma 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 the impact of transportation funding cuts in Oklahoma. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

John G. Johnson, Executive Director, Association of Central Oklahoma Governments
Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

Rocky Moretti – TRIP 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – 703.801.9212 (cell)