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ALBUQUERQUE MEDIA ADVISORY


DEFICIENT ROADS COST ALBUQUERQUE AREA DRIVERS
NEARLY $2,100 PER YEAR


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

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. MST

WHERE:

 

 

 

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Lockheed Martin Boardroom

1309 4th Street SW

Albuquerque, NM

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Driving on deficient roads costs New Mexico motorists a total of $2.7 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 transportation research nonprofit 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 identifies approximately $3 billion of needed transportation projects throughout the state that are currently stalled due to lack of funding.

 

Rocky Moretti, TRIP’s director of policy and research, will also provide testimony to the New Mexico Legislature’s Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20 (Room 311), and to the House Transportation and Public Works Committee at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 21.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

Dan Lewis, Refined Fuels Transport

 

Brian G. Burnett, P.E., CEO, Burnett Global Business Consulting, LLC

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)