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johnson/wyandotte MEDIA ADVISORY


JOHNSON/WYANDOTTE COUNTY MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,600 PER YEAR
ON ROADS THAT ARE DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES

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

WHEN:

2:00 P.M. CDT, Thursday, April 27, 2017

WHERE:

 

 

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

9001 W. 110th Street, #150

Overland Park, KS

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Johnson/Wyandotte County area loses nearly $1,600 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 speakers will join TRIP on Thursday to highlight the findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Kansas 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 Kansas. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Johnson/Wyandotte Counties, Topeka and Wichita.

WHO:

 

 

 

Tracey Osborne, President, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)