New TRIP Report Identifies Alabama’s Top 40 Chokepoints And Strategies For Improvement

Birmingham Alabama Report:

A new report that identifies the 40 worst chokepoints on Alabama’s roads, bridges and transit systems will be released in Birmingham at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28.

TRIP will release a report titled, “Alabama’s Transportation Chokepoints: The Top 40 Chokepoints and Remedies for Relief.” It pinpoints the 40 segments of Alabama’s road, highway and transit systems that impede routine travel, commuting or commerce, or place limits on economic development because of deficient design or inadequate capacity. These chokepoints are located throughout the state, with many of them in the Birmingham area. TRIP is a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC.

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

TIME:                 10:00 a.m.

DATE:               Thursday, October 28

PLACE:            2800 Highway 280 South

Birmingham, Alabama(This is the old Mountain Brook Inn location. Enter from the east, just past office park on right.)

WHO:                        Barry Copeland, Interim President, Birmingham Business Alliance

Bill Foisy, Director of Planning, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

Clay Ingram, PR and Marketing Manager, AAA Alabama

Frank Moretti, Director of Policy and Research, TRIP

CONTACT:             Frank Moretti                                    202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas (TRIP)                        703.801.9212 (cell)

Mobile Alabama Report:

A new report that identifies the 40 worst chokepoints on Alabama’s roads, bridges and transit systems will be released in Mobile at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28.

TRIP will release a report titled, “Alabama’s Transportation Chokepoints: The Top 40 Chokepoints and Remedies for Relief.” It pinpoints the 40 segments of Alabama’s road, highway and transit systems that impede routine travel, commuting or commerce, or place limits on economic development because of deficient design or inadequate capacity. These chokepoints are located throughout the state, with many of them – including the worst chokepoint – in the Mobile area. TRIP is a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC.

TRIP’s Carolyn Bonifas will present the findings of the report. Local officials will also be on hand to comment on the report.

TIME:              10:00 a.m.

DATE:            Thursday, October 28

PLACE:           301 N. Water Street

Mobile, AL (Parking available at Jordan Pile Driving)

WHO: Mike Dean, Mobile County Commissioner

Carolyn Bonifas, Associate Director of Research and Communication TRIP

CONTACT:   Carolyn Bonifas                                    703.801.9212 (cell)

Frank Moretti (TRIP)                        202.262.0714 (cell)

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