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CHICAGO MEDIA ADVISORY


CHICAGO AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $2,600 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE
DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES


Local speakers join national transportation research nonprofit in review of
road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. CDT

WHERE:

 

 

 

Illinois Chamber of Commerce
300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 1600

Chicago, IL 60606

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Chicagoland area loses $2,559 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 on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Illinois 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 Chicago area and statewide. In addition to statewide data that examines Illinois’ transportation system as a whole, the TRIP report includes regional data for the Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Metro East, Peoria-Bloomington, Rockford, Southern Illinois and Springfield areas.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candace Gerritsen, Chief Operating Officer, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

 

Ben Taylor, Executive Director, Congressional and Public Affairs, Great Lakes Region, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

 

Nick Jarmusz, Midwest Director of Public Affairs, AAA  

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)

 

Whitney Barnes (Chamber)

217.638.3543 (cell) 

 

Nick Jarmusz (AAA)

608.556.4744 (cell)