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KNOXVILLE MEDIA ADVISORY


KNOXVILLE MOTORISTS LOSE NEARLY $1,400 PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT
ARE DETERIORATED, CONGESTED & LACK SAFETY FEATURES

Local officials join national research group in review of 
road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety

WHEN:

9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WHERE:

 

 

AAA

100 W. Fifth Avenue

Knoxville, TN

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Knoxville urban area loses nearly $1,400 annually as a result of driving on roads that are deteriorated, congested, and that lack some desirable safety features, according to a new report from TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Local speakers will join TRIP on Tuesday to highlight the findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Tennessee 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 Tennessee. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville.

WHO:

 

 

 

Stephanie Milani, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, AAA

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)