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TWIN CITIES MEDIA ADVISORY


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

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


WHEN:

11:30 a.m. CDT Thursday, May 4

WHERE:

 

 

Minnesota State Office Building, Room 181

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard

St. Paul, 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 Twin Cities area, costing between $1.8 to $2.5 billion, 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 area and statewide.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bentley Graves, Director, Health & Transportation Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

 

Tim Worke, CEO, Associated Contractors of Minnesota

 

Scott Schulte, Anoka County Commission

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

TRIP Office

202.262.0714 (cell)

202.466.6706