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GULFPORT-BILOXI-PASCAGOULA MEDIA ADVISORY


GULFPORT-BILOXI-PASCAGOULA MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,300 PER
YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SOME
NEEDED SAFETY FEATURES

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

WHEN:

Thursday, June 1, 2:30 p.m. CDT

WHERE:

 

 

 

Leo Seal Educational Plaza
Jones Park

2250 Jones Park Drive

Gulfport, MS

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula urban area loses nearly $1,300 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 speakers will join TRIP on Thursday to highlight the findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Mississippi 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 Mississippi. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Jackson and Southaven/DeSoto County.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes

 

Ashley Edwards, President, Gulf Coast Business Council

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research and Communication, TRIP

 

CONTACT:

 

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

703.801.9212 (cell)

202.262.0714 (cell)