TRIP St. Louis Media Advisory

New Report Evaluates Condition And Funding Needs Of Missouri’s Roads & Bridges

A new report that evaluates the current condition, use and funding of Missouri’s transportation system will be released at a news conference in St. Louis at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 28.

The report, ‚ÄúFuture Mobility in Missouri: Meeting the State‚Äôs Need for Safe and Efficient Mobility,‚ÄĚ analyzes road and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, economic development and job creation, highway safety, and transportation funding in Missouri. TRIP‚Äôs report finds that although improvements have been made to the state‚Äôs transportation system in recent years, those gains could be stalled or reversed in the coming years as state spending on needed projects decreases sharply. 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:              10:00 a.m.

DATE:              Thursday, April 28

PLACE:            St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA)

One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300

St. Louis, MO

WHO:            Kevin Keith, Director

Missouri Department of Transportation

Frank Moretti, Director of Policy and Research

TRIP

CONTACT:            Frank Moretti                                                            202.262.0714 (cell)

Carolyn Bonifas (TRIP)

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