TULSA CITY MEDIA ADVISORY
NEW REPORT EVALUATES BENEFITS OF TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS, OKLAHOMA ROAD & BRIDGE CONDITIONS, CONGESTION, TRAFFIC SAFETY, AND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
A new report that evaluates the benefits of transportation investments, current road and bridge conditions, traffic congestion and traffic safety in the Tulsa area and statewide will be released at a news conference in Tulsa at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. The report is being released by TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC.
The report, “Oklahoma Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility,” examines the impact of recent transportation investments, current road and bridge conditions, traffic congestion levels, highway safety, and the link between transportation investment and economic development.
According to the report, the average driver in the Tulsa City area loses nearly $2,200 annually as a result of driving on roads that are deteriorated, congested, and that lack some desirable safety features. These costs to the public of driving on of deficient roads are likely to increase to the public unless transportation funding in the state can be maintained and enhanced. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa urban areas, including pavement conditions, bridge conditions, congestion levels and traffic fatalities.
Rocky Moretti, TRIP’s director of research and policy, will present the findings of the report at the news conference. Local speakers will also be on hand to comment on the report.
Wednesday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
Melton Trucking Facility
Mike Neal, President and CEO
Bob Peterson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy and Research