ASHEVILLE AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,300 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE ROUGH, CONGESTED AND LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES
National research group to release report examining North Carolina road and bridge conditions, congestion and safety.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST
Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST.
The average driver in the Asheville area loses $1,280 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.
The report, “North Carolina 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 Asheville, Charlotte Metro, Raleigh-Durham, Triad and Wilmington urban areas and statewide.
TRIP’s Rocky Moretti and Carolyn Kelly will be available for phone or video interviews Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. Chuck McGrady, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Board Member, is also available to local media for phone or video interviews. See below for contact information to arrange an interview. A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the Asheville area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. on January 27.
Rocky Moretti – TRIP Director of Policy and Research | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP Director of Communication and Research | 703.801.9212 (cell)
Chuck McGrady, Board Member, NCDOT | 828.674.6118 (cell)