POUGHKEEPSIE-NEWBURGH-MIDDLETOWN AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,600 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 10:00 a.m. EST
Virtual news conferenceClick Here for Zoom Web Conference
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +19292056099,,89420221942#
Or Telephone:  929-205-6099; Webinar ID: 894 2022 1942
Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST.

WHAT:

The average driver in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown area loses $1,580 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 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST on December 8.

WHO:

John Ravitz, Executive Vice President and COO, Business Council of Westchester

John Cooney Jr., Executive Director, Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley

Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP

CONTACT:

Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)