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PORTLAND MEDIA ADVISORY

DEFICIENT ROADS COST PORTLAND AREA DRIVERS MORE THAN $1,000 PER YEAR, 1BILLION STATEWIDE

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

WHEN:

10 a.m. Thursday, October 27

WHERE:

Portland International Jetport

(Upper level, adjacent to security checkpoints)
1001 Westbrook Street

Portland, Maine

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in the Portland area loses more than $1,000 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 officials will join TRIP on Thursday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Maine 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 Maine. The report contains regional data for the Portland urban area, as well as statewide information.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

Paul Bradbury, P.E.

Airport Director, Portland International Jetport

 

Rocky Moretti
Director of Policy and Research, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)
703.801.9212 (cell)