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LAFAYETTE MEDIA ADVISORY


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:

2:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday, March 29

WHERE:

 

 

One Acadiana

804 East St. Mary Boulevard

Lafayette, 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:

 

 

Jason El Koubi, President & CEO, One Acadiana

 

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

CONTACT:

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

 

Anita Begnaud (One Acadiana)

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

703.801.9212 (cell)

 

337.233.2705 (office)

 

202.262.0714 (cell)