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ALBUQUERQUE MEDIA ADVISORY


DEFICIENT ROADS COST ALBUQUERQUE DRIVERS
MORE THAN $2,000 PER YEAR

Local spearkers join national research group in review of
road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety & funding needs

WHEN:

10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 24

WHERE:

 

 

Office Alternative Training Room

4801 Lang Avenue NE, Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM  87109

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Driving on deficient roads costs New Mexico motorists a total of $2.4 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays, and traffic crashes, according to a new report from TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Local speakers will join TRIP on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, New Mexico 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 New Mexico. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe urban areas.

 

The report also documents the significant transportation funding shortfall faced by the New Mexico Department of Transportation and details dozens of needed transportation projects throughout the state that are currently stalled due to lack of funding.

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, the report’s author, will also provide testimony to the New Mexico Legislature’s Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee at approximately 2:00 p.m. on January 24, and to the House Transportation and Public Works Committee at 8:30 a.m. on January 25.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Murphy, Executive Director, Economic Forum of Albuquerque

 

Brian Burnett, CEO, Burnett Global Business Consulting

 

Johnny Johnson, Managing Director, New Mexico Trucking Association

 

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

CONTACT:

 

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)

202.262.0714 (cell)