NEW YORK MEDIA ADVISORY
NEW YORK THRUWAY PAVEMENT & BRIDGE CONDITIONS, SAFETY & FUNDING NEEDS EXAMINED IN NEW WHITE PAPER
Local speakers join national research group for virtual news conference to release new report examining the New York Thruway System’s conditions, safety and funding needs.
Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Virtual news conference – Click Here for Zoom Web Conference
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Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
Since it opened 68 years ago, New York’s 570-mile Thruway System has functioned as the Empire State’s Main Street, connecting the state’s largest urban areas and providing a vital link from New York to the rest of the nation and beyond. But as vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, the Thruway System faces a funding gap of $1.2 billion through 2031 to maintain its high levels of safety and service, maintain good infrastructure conditions, support operations, and maintain debt service payments. This is according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC, which looks at the condition, reliability, safety and funding needs of the New York State Thruway.
Local speakers will join TRIP at a virtual news conference on Thursday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “The New York Thruway: The Empire State’s Main Street,” examines pavement and bridge conditions, economic development, highway safety, the impact of COVID-19 on vehicle travel trends and transportation funding on the New York State Thruway.
Michael Fleischer, Senior Advisor, Brown & Weinraub
Former Executive Director, New York State Thruway Authority
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)