BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $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 New York road and bridge conditions, congestion and safety.

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Noon EST
Virtual news conferenceClick Here for Zoom Web Conference
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,81043737021#
Or Telephone:  301-71518592; Webinar ID: 810 4373 7021
Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST.

WHAT:

The average driver in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area loses $1,765 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 Tuesday to highlight the report’s findings. The report, “New York 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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Binghamton, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York-Newark-Jersey City, Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica urban areas and statewide.

A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area will also be posted on the TRIP website at noon EST on December 8.

WHO:

Elizabeth Carey, Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications, AAA Western & Central New York

Seth Piccirillo, Senior Manager of Economic Development, Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP

CONTACT:

Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)