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MEMPHIS MEDIA ADVISORY


MEMPHIS MOTORISTS LOSE MORE THAN $2,000 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:

2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WHERE:

 

 

Memphis Chamber of Commerce
Lobby of Fall Building

22 North Front Street

Memphis, TN

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average driver in in the Memphis urban area loses more than $2,000 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:

 

 

 

Dexter Muller, Transportation Coalition of Tennessee

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

 

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly - TRIP

Rocky Moretti - TRIP

703.801.9212 (cell)

202.262.0714 (cell)