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ROCHESTER MEDIA ADVISORY


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

Local speakers join national research group in review of
¬†Minnesota’s surface transportation infrastructure needs


WHEN:

2:00 p.m. CDT Thursday, May 4

WHERE:

 

 

Rochester City Lines

1825 N. Broadway

Rochester, MN

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amid a declining level of funding available for maintenance to the state’s roads and bridges, Minnesota faces a $2.8 billion transportation funding shortfall over the next four years, leading to deteriorating road and bridge conditions, a lack of safety improvements, and increasing congestion due to increases in vehicle travel.¬† TRIP’s report identifies unfunded transportation projects in the Rochester area, costing between $43 and $53 million, that are needed to improve conditions, relieve traffic congestion and improve traffic safety.¬† Local speakers will join TRIP, a Washington-DC based transportation research organization, on Thursday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Modernizing Minnesota’s Transportation System: Challenges in Providing Safe, Efficient and Well-maintained Roads, Highways and Bridges, examines road and bridge conditions, travel trends, economic development, highway safety, transportation funding, and the status of needed transportation improvements in the Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth and statewide.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Holter, General Manager, Rochester City Lines

 

Beth Hodgman, Safety Advocate

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

TRIP Office

202.262.0714 (cell)

202.466.6706