PORTLAND AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,400 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
Maine road and bridge conditions, congestion and safety.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST
Virtual news conference – Click Here for Zoom Web Conference
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Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST.
The average driver in the Portland urban area loses $1,392 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, “Maine 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 Bangor, Lewiston-Auburn and Portland urban areas and statewide.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the Portland urban area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST on February 4.
Catherine Conlow, Bangor City Manager
Tim Doyle, Vice President, Maine Motor Transport Association
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Director of Communication & Research, TRIP
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)