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Our Vision

T4A is helping local leaders come together and
ensure that states and the federal government
invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions.
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Our Platform

Our platform of seven broad policies to reboot
the nation's federal transportation program
and put it, and the nation, on a sound footing
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Local Success Stories

Learn more about some of the local
communities with ambitious plans
for their future and how they're
making them happen.
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Transportation is the key to our region’s success

Finding ways to make new, smarter investments in transportation is fundamental for creating a better quality of life for this region, attracting new jobs and helping existing companies expand.

- Dave Williams, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
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The issue of transportation should unite us

Helping people get to work and to get to jobs, helping employers get access to the widest community of employees; transportation investments make common sense. It’s something that all of us, people from all parts of the political spectrum should be able to agree on.

- Mayor Marc Morial (formerly of New Orleans, LA), President, National Urban League
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Moving goods faster to compete

To move goods faster means we can’t rely on an ever increasing highway network to move those goods. We know freight and rail are the way to go to be competitive.

- Kristin Jacobs, Broward (FL) County Commissioner
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Local economies are the national interest

The importance of urban areas like Nashville to the prosperity of the state is unquestioned. Anything that can be done to make it a more attractive area, to make it work better, to encourage economic development is a good thing for the nation.

- Mayor Karl Dean, Nashville, Tennessee
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Recruiting talented workers with good transportation

Recruiting talent is our main economic development strategy. To do that, we have to have good schools, good places to live, and easy commutes. And today’s young employees want to drive less, and transit and good options for biking and walking are part of attracting that talent.

- John Marchione, Mayor of Redmond, Washington
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We need a strong federal partner to succeed

We’ve taxed ourselves at the local level to make transportation and transit a priority. A lot of us in the region have the vision for these projects, but it’s important that we have a stream of funding that we can rely on.

- Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan, Fremont, California
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Moving tourists and their dollars throughout the region

Tourism is a huge driver of our economy. Many people visit our county without their car and we want to move them around and figure out how to connect them to nearby areas easily — rail and public transportation are a big part of that.

- Kristin Jacobs, Broward (FL) County Commissioner
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Transportation is the key to our future

Transportation is a regional issue. We live in one of the fastest growing cities in America. We see the projections. And we know what will happen if we continue to require people to drive their cars to get anywhere. Other options are critical for our long-term economic success

- Mayor Ken Moore, Franklin, Tennessee
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Options and choices help us thrive

Transportation is essential. It connects us. It brings us together. The cool thing about America is that we love options and choices. And so when we have more options and choices, we thrive.

- Mark Sharpe, Councilmember, Hillsborough County, FL (Tampa)
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Better transportation = greater economic opportunities for all

Better, more reliable transit is an important mechanism to help working families access a broader variety of jobs by enabling them to look beyond their immediate neighborhoods for employment.

- Renata Soto, Conexîon Americas executive director
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Transportation is key to our economic prosperity

The #1 issue ten years ago to us became the infrastructure. We realized right up front, as a business community, that if we let the infrastructure slip in our communities, we would absolutely commit economic suicide. So we had to address it.

- Lane Beattie, President and CEO, Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Recent Posts

Read recent featured posts from T4 America

  • Clayton County voters will decide a one-percent sales tax on Nov. 4 that will bring them into the MARTA system and bring bus service into the county. Flickr photo by James Williamor.
    Three separate ballot measures for transportation in the Atlanta region cleared to proceed

    After the crushing defeat of a huge regional transportation ballot measure in...

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    Catch up on the launch of our guide to the FAST Act

    Last week, we launched our guide to the FAST Act, covering the shortcomings...

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  • Mayor Koos congress hearing oversight
    T4A Advisory Board Member testifies before Congress on the power of passenger rail as an economic catalyst

    The success of Uptown Normal’s (IL) multimodal station as a catalyst for redevelopment...

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    What would a better measure of congestion look like? Unpacking an alternative

    USDOT's draft rule that will govern how states and metro areas will have to...

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Featured T4 America Resources

Translating the transportation policies & programs that impact your local community


  • FAST Act Guide & Resources
    FAST Act Guide & Resources

    Our guide to understanding the shortcomings and opportunities in the 2015-2020 federal transportation authorization.

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  • Tracking State Policy & Funding Legislation
    Tracking State Policy & Funding Legislation

    Which states are moving to raise new money for transportation? Which states are proposing to change to how those dollars are spent?…

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  • A guide to creative placemaking in transportation
    A guide to creative placemaking in transportation

    Creative placemaking is an approach to harness the power of local culture and arts to cultivate genuine public engagement on critical…

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  • 12 Policies States Should Consider in 2016
    12 Policies States Should Consider in 2016

    This outlines 12 proven reform-minded policy solutions states should consider implementing to expand transparency and accountability,…

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  • State Transportation Funding in 2015
    State Transportation Funding in 2015

    A near historic 12 states total raised new transportation funding in 2015. This report distills what happened in 2015 into some lessons…

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  • The devastating impacts of ending the federal gas tax
    The devastating impacts of ending the federal gas tax

    Congress has considered plans to end the 18.4¢-per-gallon federal gasoline tax and shift full responsibility to the states. This analysis…

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