DEFICIENT ROADS COST VIRGINIA DRIVERS $9.5 BILLION PER YEAR – MORE THAN
$1,500 PER DRIVER IN RICHMOND AREA
New report by national research group to be released Monday examining
Virginia road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety & funding needs.
Local speakers available for interviews.
Report will be available on TRIP’s website at 5:00 a.m. EST Monday, February 3
Driving on deficient roads costs Virginia motorists a total of $9.5 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays, and traffic crashes, according to a new report to be released Monday by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
Local speakers will be available in Richmond on Monday, February 3, to offer comments and local perspective on the findings of the report. TRIP spokespersons are also available throughout the day via phone or Skype for interviews and comments.
The report, 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 Virginia. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Richmond and Roanoke urban areas.
Rocky Moretti, Director of Research and Policy, TRIP
Carolyn Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication, TRIP
Jeff Southard, Executive Vice President, Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA)
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) – 202.262.0714 (cell) – Skype: rocky.moretti
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) – 703.801.9212 (cell) – Skype: carolynbonifas
Jeff Southard, (VTCA) – 804.330.3312 (cell)