BECKLEY AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,300 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 West Virginia road and bridge conditions, congestion and safety.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST
Virtual news conference – Click Here for Zoom Web Conference
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Report available on TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST.
The average driver in the Beckley area loses $1,299 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. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, ranking member of the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has provided a video statement. The report, “West Virginia 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 Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Weirton-Steubenville and Wheeling urban areas and statewide.
A link to a video containing TRIP spokesperson comments on the report’s findings for the Beckley area will also be posted on the TRIP website at 10:00 a.m. EST on February 16.
Byrd White, Secretary, West Virginia Department of Transportation
Commissioner, West Virginia Division of Highways
Jimmy Wriston, P.E., Deputy Secretary, West Virginia Department of Transportation
Deputy Commissioner, West Virginia Division of Highways
Mike Clowser, Chairman, West Virginia Business and Industry Council
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)