New Mexico legislators to hear testimony on new report documenting condition of roads & bridges, congestion, safety & funding needs


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. MST
Senate Corporations & Transportation Committee – Room 311

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. MST
House Transportation & Public Works Committee – Room 305


New Mexico State Capitol
490 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico


Driving on deficient roads costs New Mexico motorists a total of $2.7 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays, and traffic crashes, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.

Rocky Moretti, TRIP’s director of policy and research, will provide testimony to the New Mexico Legislature’s Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, and to the House Transportation and Public Works Committee at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 21.

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, and transportation funding in New Mexico. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe urban areas.

The report also identifies approximately $3 billion of needed transportation projects throughout the state that are currently stalled due to lack of funding.


Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703.801.9212 (cell)