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DEFICIENT ROADS COST DRIVERS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS PER YEAR
Local officials join national research group in review of 
road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety

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News conferences in San Jose and Oakland to release new report.

 

The cost of driving on roads that are deteriorated, congested, and that lack some desirable safety features amounts to more than $2,800 annually for each Bay Area driver and nearly $2,500 annually per driver in San Jose. This is according to a new report from TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Local transportation officials will join TRIP on Wednesday to highlight the findings of the report 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, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Sacramento, San Francisco-Oakland, and San Jose regions as well as statewide information.

 

SAN JOSE NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS

WHEN:

9:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 17

WHERE:

Eastridge Transit Center at Eastridge Shopping Center (near Capitol Expressway and Tully Road)

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

 

Supervisor Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County

 

Will Kempton, Executive Director, Transportation California

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research and Communication, TRIP

 

OAKLAND NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS

WHEN:

Noon, Wednesday, August 17

WHERE:

Oakland City Hall Front Steps, One Frank Ogawa Plaza

WHO:

 

 

 

 

Matt Nichols, Infrastructure & Transportation Policy Director, City of Oakland

 

Will Kempton, Executive Director, Transportation California

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research and Communication, TRIP

 


CONTACT:

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)

202.262.0714 (cell)