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SAN DIEGO MEDIA ADVISORY

DEFICIENT ROADS COST SAN DIEGO REGION DRIVERS $1,900 PER YEAR
Local officials join national research group in review of 
road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety

WHEN:

2:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 17

WHERE:

 

 

Caltrans District Office
4050 Taylor Street
San Diego, California

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in the San Diego region loses nearly $1,900 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:

 

 

 

 

Todd Gloria, SD City Council Member & SANDAG Transportation Committee Chair

Jerry Sanders, President and CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Laurie Berman, Caltrans District 11 Director

Armando Freire, COO and Managing Director, Sonet Transportation and Logistics, Inc.

Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy and Research, TRIP

 

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)