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OKLAHOMA CITY MEDIA ADVISORY


OKLAHOMA MOTORISTS LOSE $5 BILLION PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE
DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SAFETY FEATURES AS FUNDING
CUTS REDUCE PACE OF IMPROVEMENTS AND PROPOSED FUNDING CUTS
LEAD TO SUSPENSION OF NEEDED PROJECTS

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

WHEN:

10:00 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WHERE:

 

 

Association of Central Oklahoma Governments

4205 N. Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide, Oklahoma motorists lose $5 billion annually, and the average driver in in the Oklahoma City urban area loses nearly $2,200 annually as a result of driving on roads that are deteriorated, congested, and that lack some desirable safety features. This is 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 findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Oklahoma 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 the impact of transportation funding cuts in Oklahoma. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

WHO:

 

 

 

John G. Johnson, Executive Director, Association of Central Oklahoma Governments

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

 

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)