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springfield MEDIA ADVISORY


SPRINGFIELD AREA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,300 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:

 

 

 

Blue Room (Room 010)
Illinois State Capitol
401 S. 2nd Street

Springfiled, IL 62706

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Springfield area loses $1,294 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 Springfield 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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago)

 

Illinois State Senator Don Dewitte (R-St. Charles)  

 

Illinois State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena)  

 

Todd Maisch, president & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

 

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

CONTACT:

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)

 

Whitney Barnes (Chamber)

217.638.3543 (cell)