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DEFICIENT ROADS COST BATON ROUGE DRIVERS NEARLY $2,500 PER YEAR

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


WHEN:

9:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday, March 29

WHERE:

 

 

Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development – Front Steps
1201 Capitol Access Road

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driving on deficient roads cost Louisiana motorists a total of $6.5 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays, and traffic crashes, according to a new report from TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Local speakers will join TRIP on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Louisiana 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 Louisiana. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and Shreveport urban areas.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development

 

Adam Knapp, President & CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

 

Coalition Leadership of CRISIS – Capital Region Industry for Sustainable
Infrastructure Solutions

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)