WEST MEMPHIS AREA MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $1,800 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 Arkansas road and bridge conditions, congestion and safety. West Memphis area speakers available for virtual or in-person interviews; TRIP spokespersons available for virtual or phone interviews.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CDT
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Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CDT.
The average driver in the West Memphis area loses $1,822 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 Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “Arkansas 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 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Pine Bluff and West Memphis urban areas and statewide.
In addition to the virtual news conference, Randy Zook, president and CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, will be available for interviews on September 16. See contact information below to arrange an interview. A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the West Memphis area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. CDT on September 16.
Joe Quinn, Executive Director, Arkansas Good Roads Foundation
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Randy Zook – Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce | 501.690.1708 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)