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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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Local Innovation

Since 2010, a special federal program
has rewarded local innovation and
foresight with money to make their
ambitious plans a reality.
Learn about local innovation >

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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 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
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

Recent Posts

Read recent featured posts from T4 America.

  • Flickr photo by Chocolate Disco http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatedisco/3645596033/in/set-72157620010492965
    Indiana Governor signs bill allowing Indianapolis to vote on transit ballot measures

    In a huge victory for citizens and the local business community, Indiana Gov...

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    Locals encountering help or hindrance from states on their transportation plans

    Several places have been in the news lately as they find their ambitious efforts...

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    Too weak to be effective: U.S. DOT’s first proposed performance measure needs work

    While the 2012 federal transportation law, MAP-21, was not the transformational...

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    As feds OK funding, critical legislators move to block Nashville’s planned transit investment

    Opponents in the Tennessee legislature have put forward an amendment designed...

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Featured T4 America Resources

Translating the transportation policies & programs that impact your local community


  • State Transportation Funding Plans
    State Transportation Funding Plans

    Since the start of the 2013, major new proposals from governors, state legislatures and blue ribbon commissions galore have sparked…

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  • Making the Most of Map-21
    Making the Most of Map-21

    Understand the 2012 transportation law (MAP-21) and learn more about how to best use it to your advantage.

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  • The State of Our Nation’s Bridges
    The State of Our Nation’s Bridges

    One in nine of the bridges and overpasses American drivers cross each day is rated in poor enough condition that some could become…

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Featured Research

Other research making the case for smarter transportation investment

Featured Graphic

Visualizing data to tell the story

  • Public transportation’s benefits for traffic congestion
    Public transportation’s benefits for traffic congestion

    When a strike shut down L.A.’s transit system, highway congestion soared, showing that the availability of such options significantly…

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  • Graphic: CBO projections for revenues needed to extend MAP-21
    Graphic: CBO projections for revenues needed to extend MAP-21

    New revenue projections for the nation’s transportation fund released in early February 2014 from the Congressional Budget Office…

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