SPRINGFIELD AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,600 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 Missouri road and bridge conditions, congestion and safety.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CST
Virtual news conference – Click Here for Zoom Web Conference
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Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CST.
The average driver in the Springfield area loses $1,584 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 Thursday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “Missouri 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 Columbia-Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield urban areas and statewide.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the Springfield area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CST on December 3.
Ed Hassinger, Deputy Director & Chief Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation
Len Toenjes, President, Associated General Contractors of Missouri
Chair, Missouri Workforce Development Board
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) | 703.801.9212 (cell)