New TRIP Report Evaluates Condition And Funding Needs Of Connecticut’s Roads, Bridges And Transit

A new report that evaluates the current condition, use and funding of Connecticut’s surface transportation system will be released at a news conference in Norwalk at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 29.

The report, “Future Mobility in Connecticut: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe and Efficient Mobility,” analyzes road and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, transit needs, economic development and job creation, highway safety, and transportation funding in Connecticut. TRIP’s report identifies needed transportation projects throughout the state that can not move forward without additional transportation funding. TRIP is a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC.

TRIP’s Frank Moretti will present the findings of the report at the news conference. Local officials will also be on hand to comment on the report.

TIME:              10:30 a.m.

DATE:             Thursday, July 29

PLACE:           Stuart Avenue Overpass at 1-95

(Parking will be provided on the overpass.)

Norwalk, CT

WHO:            Sen. Donald DeFronzo, Transportation Committee Chairman, CT General Assembly Sen. Bob Duff, Transportation Committee Vice-Chairman, CT General Assembly

Mayor Richard Moccia, City of Norwalk

Ed Musante, President, Norwalk Chamber of Commerce

Jack Condlin, President and CEO, Darien Chamber of Commerce

Glenn Marshall, President, Carpenters Local 210

Don Shubert, President, Connecticut Construction Industries Association

Frank Moretti, Director of Policy and Research, TRIP

CONTACT:            Frank Moretti                                202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas (TRIP)            202.466.6706

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