A

login | about us | contact us

santa fe MEDIA ADVISORY


DEFICIENT ROADS COST NEW MEXICO DRIVERS
$2.4 BILLION PER YEAR - $1,511 PER DRIVER IN SANTA FE

New Mexico legislators to hear testimony on new report documenting
condition of roads & bridges, congestion, safety & funding needs

WHEN:

 

2:oo p.m. Wednesday, January 24  - Senate Corporations & Transportation Committee
8:30 a.m. Thursday, January 25 - House Transportation & Public Works Committee

WHERE:

 

 

New Mexico State Capitol

490 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

CONTACT:

 

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)

202.262.0714 (cell)