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ASHEVILLE MEDIA ADVISORY


NEW REPORT EVALUATES ASHEVILLE AND NORTH CAROLINA ROAD AND
BRIDGE CONDITIONS, TRAFFIC SAFETY, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, TRAVEL
TRENDS, TRANSPORTATION FUNDING, AND STATUS OF NEEDED
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS

Local speakers join national research group in review of
┬áNorth Carolina’s surface transportation infrastructure needs

WHEN:

1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 11

WHERE:

 

 

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce board room, second floor

36 Montford Avenue

Asheville, NC

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new report to be released by TRIP examines Asheville and North Carolina road and bridge conditions, travel trends, traffic congestion, highway safety, transportation funding, and the status of needed transportation improvements. 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, Keeping North Carolina Mobile: Progress and Challenges in Providing an Efficient, Safe and Well-maintained Transportation System, examines the impact of recent transportation funding legislation and documents the current and future funding shortfall faced by NCDOT.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

Kit Cramer, President & CEO, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

 

CeCe Hipps, President, Haywood County Chamber of Commerce

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)