MICHIGAN MEDIA ADVISORY
NEW REPORT FINDS MICHIGAN’S CURRENT ROAD AND BRIDGE CONDITIONS, SAFETY AND CONGESTION LEVELS COST THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD $4,845 ANNUALLY; FUTURE HOUSEHOLD COSTS AND CONDITION OF THE SYSTEM WILL DEPEND ON AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
Local speakers join national research group for virtual news conference to release report examining current condition and funding needs of Michigan’s transportation system.
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Virtual news conference – Click Here for Zoom Web Conference
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +19292056099,,81613540537# ; Or Telephone: 1-929-205-6099
Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
The level of future investment in roads, highways and bridges will have a significant impact on the quality of life of Michigan’s residents and the state’s future economic growth and competitiveness. According to a new report released today by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation research nonprofit, making needed improvements can provide the state with a transportation network that is safer, more reliable and better maintained. Conversely, inadequate investment in the state’s transportation system will lead to increased delays and congestion, declining road and bridge conditions, and reduced highway safety.
The TRIP report, “Where Are We Going?: Michigan’s Current & Future Pavement and Bridge Conditions, Safety, and Congestion and Reliability Levels and the Impact on Michigan Households, Based on Investment Levels over the Next Decade,” evaluates the current condition and performance of Michigan’s roads, highways and bridges and the cost to Michigan households of transportation deficiencies. Based on three possible transportation funding scenarios, TRIP projects the conditions and performance of the state’s transportation system over the next decade, the future impact and financial burden on Michigan households, and the impact on the state’s economic competitiveness and quality of life.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday.
Mayor Andy Schor, City of Lansing
Wendy Block, VP of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement, Michigan Chamber
Rob Coppersmith, Executive Vice President, MITA
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)