Local speakers join national research group in review of road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. CDT


Blue Room (Room 010)
Illinois State Capitol
401 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62706


The average driver in in the Springfield area loses $1,294 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 on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

The report, Illinois 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 the Springfield area and statewide. In addition to statewide data that examines Illinois’ transportation system as a whole, the TRIP report includes regional data for the Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Metro East, Peoria-Bloomington, Rockford, Southern Illinois and Springfield areas.


Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago)

Illinois State Senator Don Dewitte (R-St. Charles)

Illinois State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena)

Todd Maisch, president & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication, TRIP


Rocky Moretti (TRIP)  202-262-0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)  703-801-9212 (cell)

Whitney Barnes (Chamber)    217-638-3543 (cell)