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detroit MEDIA ADVISORY


NEW REPORT EVALUATES MICHIGAN ROAD AND BRIDGE CONDITIONS,
TRAFFIC SAFETY, TRAVEL TRENDS, TRANSPORTATION FUNDING, AND
STATUS OF NEEDED TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS IN DETROIT AREA

Local speakers join national research group in review of
 Michigan’s surface transportation infrastructure needs


WHEN:

10:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4

WHERE:

 

 

Detroit Regional Chamber

1 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, Michigan

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite increased investment in Michigan’s roads, highways and bridges as a result of increased transportation funding, the state still faces deteriorating road and bridge conditions, increasing highway fatalities, and increasing congestion due to significant increases in vehicle travel.  The TRIP report includes information on transportation projects in the Detroit area and statewide that are proceeding as a result of increased investment. It also includes a list of $2 billion in needed but unfunded transportation projects in the Detroit area – part of the $3.3 billion in unfunded projects statewide.  Local speakers will join TRIP, a Washington-DC based transportation research organization, on Tuesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Modernizing Michigan’s Transportation System: Progress and Challenges in Providing Safe, Efficient and Well-maintained Roads, Highways and Bridges, details the impact of recent transportation funding increases and examines road and bridge conditions, travel trends, economic development, highway safety, transportation funding, and the status of needed transportation improvements in the Detroit area and statewide.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Williams, Government Affairs Vice President, Detroit Regional Chamber

 

Dennis G. Kolar, Managing Director, Road Commission for Oakland County

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)