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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Get Involved with Transportation for America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Recent Posts

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Featured T4 America Resources

Translating the transportation policies & programs that impact your local community

  • Transit Supply Chain
    Transit Supply Chain

    This short paper illustrates how the capital improvements made to public transportation systems support thousands of manufacturing…

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  • Creative Placemaking Field Scan
    Creative Placemaking Field Scan

    How can transportation pros integrate artists to deliver transportation projects more smoothly, improve safety, and build community support?

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  • Federal transit funding threatened
    Federal transit funding threatened

    Both the administration and Congress have proposed either deep cuts or outright elimination of federal funding that supports transit…

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  • Tracking Increases in State Transportation Funding
    Tracking Increases in State Transportation Funding

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

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  • Prioritizing public health for prosperous regions – POLICIES
    Prioritizing public health for prosperous regions – POLICIES

    Communities are planning more projects to make bicycling and walking safer, more convenient, and more realistic as travel options.…

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  • Transportation briefing book for governors
    Transportation briefing book for governors

    This guide shows governors and their administration how a fresh approach to transportation is fundamental to creating quality jobs…

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