ACPA Chairman Dave Howard, ACPA President & CEO Jerry Voigt and ACPA Executive Vice President Leif Wathne represented ACPA in The Road Information Program (TRIP) second quarter board meeting last Wednesday. Here are a few highlights of the meeting:

TRIP continues to generate significant news media, drawing attention to issues such as road conditions, traffic congestion, and the need for increased investment. Coverage includes 155 television/radio news broadcasts and 130 daily newspaper and internet news site articles with an earned media value of $5.8 million and a potential reach of 19.5 million people, not including social media position from news sources, policymakers, and business groups.  Eight grassroots reports have been released so far in 2021 (including NC, ME, WV, VA, CO, NM, CT, ND, LA), and TRIP has again provided the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with a state-by-state data analysis for the Roads and Bridges sections of it 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

ACPA has participated as a partner and member of TRIP for more than two decades. TRIP’s mission is to provide educational, scientific, and public information relating to highway transportation, including the need for and benefits flowing from the construction of adequate highways, roads, and other surface transportation facilities, as well as to promote interest and expansion in highway engineering as a profession. This year marks TRIP’s 50th anniversary.

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