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LANSING MEDIA ADVISORY


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

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


WHEN:

1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4

WHERE:

 

 

Lansing Fire Station #1

120 East Shiawassee Street

Lansing, 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 Lansing area and statewide that are proceeding as a result of increased investment. It also includes a list of $483 million in needed but unfunded transportation projects in the Lansing 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 Lansing area and statewide.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Daman, President & CEO, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Marc Tyler, Assistant Chief, Lansing Fire Department

 

Denise Donohue, Director, County Road Association of Michigan

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)