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JACKSON MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $2,000 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:

10:00 a.m. CDT, Thursday, June 1

WHERE:

 

 

 

Mississippi State Capitol

400 High Street
2nd Floor Rotunda

Jackson, MS

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Jackson urban area loses more than $2,000 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:

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Richards, President and CEO, KLLM Transport Services

 

Magee Mayor Jimmy Clyde, President of the Mississippi Municipal League

 

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)