SYRACUSE 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 New York road and bridge conditions, congestion and safety.

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Virtual news conferenceClick Here for Zoom Web Conference
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,83851258128#
Or Telephone: 301-715-8592; Webinar ID: 838 5125 8128
Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST.

WHAT:

The average driver in the Syracuse area loses $1,384 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 Syracuse area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 11:00 a.m. EST on December 8.

WHO:

New York State Assemblymember William Magnarelli

New York State Assemblymember John T. McDonald, III

New York State Assemblymember Patricia Fahy

Thomas O’Connor, Vice President of Government Relations, Capital Regional Chamber

Johnny Evers, Senior Director of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State

Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP

CONTACT:

Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)