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 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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Recent Posts

Read recent featured posts from T4 America

  • Watch the recording of T4America’s discussion on USDOT’s rulemaking on traffic congestion performance measures

    Yesterday, Transportation for America hosted an online event to discuss USDOT’s...

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    When it comes to traffic congestion, we need to measure more than just vehicles

    Last week, USDOT issued a draft rule that will govern how states and metro areas...

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    Senate transportation appropriations bill adheres to local leaders’ call to fund TIGER, public transit and passenger rail

    The annual transportation and housing appropriations bill – known as T-HUD...

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    Join us as we break down FHWA’s most recent rulemaking on measuring traffic congestion

    Do you want a transportation system that makes you count? Join Transportation...

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Featured T4 America Resources

Translating the transportation policies & programs that impact your local community

  • 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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  • Performance Measures
    Performance Measures

    This looks the early successes in measuring the performance of our transportation system and making investments based on getting the…

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