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WILMINGTON MEDIA ADVISORY


NEW REPORT EVALUATES WILMINGTON 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
 North Carolina’s surface transportation infrastructure needs

WHEN:

 

 

Thursday, May 11
Report will be posted online at 10 a.m. EDT at www.tripnet.org

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new report to be released by TRIP examines Wilmington and North Carolina road and bridge conditions, travel trends, traffic congestion, highway safety, transportation funding, and the status of needed transportation improvements. The TRIP report will be available online at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 11. Natalie Haskins English, president and CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, will be available for interviews throughout the day to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions. TRIP spokespersons will be available throughout the day for phone interviews. TRIP is a Washington, DC based transportation research organization.

 

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:

 

 

Natalie Haskins English, President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

 

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

CONTACT:

 

 

 

Natalie Haskins English       

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

910.762.2611

703.801.9212 (cell)

202.262.0714 (cell)