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SACRAMENTO MEDIA ADVISORY

DEFICIENT ROADS COST SACRAMENTO REGION DRIVERS $2,300 PER YEAR
Local officials join national research group in review of 
road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety

WHEN:

3 p.m. Wednesday, August 17

WHERE:

 

 

I-5 Riverfront Reconnection Project
2nd and L Streets*
Sacramento, California

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in the Sacramento region loses nearly $2,300 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 nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Local political, transportation, and economic leaders will join TRIP on Wednesday to highlight the findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, California 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 California. The report contains regional data for the San Diego region, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Sacramento, San Francisco-Oakland, and San Jose, as well as statewide information.

WHO:

 

Keri Howell, Sacramento City Council Member

Chair, Sacramento Transportation Authority

 

Jerry Way, Director of Public Works
City of Sacramento

 

Amarjeet S. Benipal, District 3 Director

Caltrans

 

Jeff Spencer, Executive Director
Sacramento Transportation Authority

 

Will Kempton, Executive Director
Transportation California

 

John Cooper, Director, Joint Engineering Services
Associated General Contractors of California

 

Paul Keener, Senior Transportation Planner

Alameda County

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication
TRIP

CONTACT:

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)
Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)
202.262.0714 (cell)

 

*Parking is available on the street or in the parking garage in Old Sacramento adjacent to the Tower Bridge.
From Capitol Avenue make a right into Old Sacramento before the Tower Bridge and then a right on L St.
From I St. turn left on 2nd St. and continue to L St. Project site is located near the Firehouse Restaurant on 2nd St.