AS VEHICLE TRAVEL RECOVERS FROM COVID-19 PANDEMIC, NEW REPORT EXAMINES LONG ISLAND TRAFFIC CONGESTION, MOBILITY CHALLENGES, AND IDENTIFIES MOST CONGESTED CORRIDORS AND MOST NEEDED MOBILITY PROJECTS

Local speakers join national research group for virtual, interactive news conference to release report examining Long Island traffic congestion levels, most congested corridors and most needed projects to improve mobility. Long Island area speaker available for virtual or in-person interviews; TRIP spokespersons available for virtual or phone interviews.

WHEN:

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Virtual news conferenceClick Here for Zoom Web Conference
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,84104871600#
Or Telephone: 1-301-715-8592
Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

WHAT:

Mounting traffic congestion on Long Island hampers personal and commercial mobility, with future delays projected to increase significantly by 2045. This is 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, “Keeping Long Island Mobile: Accomplishments and Challenges in Improving Accessibility on Long Island to Support Quality of Life and a Strong Economy,” examines the mobility and efficiency of the region’s transportation system and identifies improvements needed to enhance access. TRIP’s report details current and future congestion levels, identifies the most congested roadways on Long Island, and includes a list of the most needed projects, improvements or programs to improve mobility.

In addition to participating in the virtual news conference, local speakers and the TRIP spokesperson can be contacted using the information below to arrange interviews on September 24. A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings will be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EDT on September 24.

WHO:

Senator Anna Kaplan, New York State Senate Transportation Committee

Robert Sinclair, AAA Northeast Media Relations Manager

Matthew Cohen, Long Island Association, Inc. VP of Government Affairs & Communications

Rocky Moretti, TRIP Director of Policy & Research

CONTACT:

Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)

Sean Collins – Sen. Kaplan Communications Director | 631.943.9478 (cell)

Robert Sinclair – AAA | 516.729.1025 (cell)

Matthew Cohen – Long Island Association, Inc. | 631.493.3002 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)