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DEFICIENT ROADS COST NEW MEXICO AREA DRIVERS
$2.7 BILLION PER YEAR - NEARLY $1,500 PER YEAR IN SANTA FE AREA


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

WHEN:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. MST
Senate Corporations & Transportation Committee - Room 311

 

Thursday, February, 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. MST
House Transportatiion & Public Works Committee - Room 305

WHERE:

 

 

New Mexico State Capitol
490 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)