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Now Hiring: Communications Fellow

Transportation for America is hiring a Communications Fellow to help produce compelling stories for our blog, help manage our website and social media channels; and contribute to our grassroots advocacy and media work focusing on smart investments in transportation.

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Statement in response to President Obama’s FY2016 budget for transportation

The Obama Administration Monday released a budget outline that envisions a six-year, $478 billion surface transportation authorization, paid for in part with a 14 percent tax on U.S. companies’ profits that are now parked overseas. It includes spending $94.7 billion in FY 2016 for roads, bridges, transit systems and freight networks, nearly double the current amount. Transportation for America Director James Corless issued this statement in response:

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SOTU reaction: To build a 21st-century, ‘middle-class economy’, President and Congress must provide stable transportation funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s call for increased investment in infrastructure Transportation for America Director James Corless issued this statement:

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Join us as we unveil “The Innovative MPO”

Join us for the launch of The Innovative MPO. The last several years have seen a surge in innovative thinking and practice among MPOs nationwide, and their work has inspired a new guidebook to help MPO staff, board members, and civic leaders find innovative ways to make communities prosper.

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As funding battles loom in legislatures, Transportation for America launches network to support state efforts to fulfill visions for economic success

With representatives from 30 states convening in Denver for a strategy conference, Transportation for America today announced the launch of a new network to support state efforts to pass legislation to raise transportation funding while improving accountability for spending it.

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T4America statement in response to passenger rail reauthorization bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today released a long-awaited update to the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, the law that funds passenger rail. James Corless, director of Transportation for America, issued this statement in response:

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T4America statement in response to Senate adoption of stopgap to avoid Highway Trust Fund insolvency

The Senate today approved a House-passed measure to transfer $10.8 billion from the general fund to cover the looming shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund until next spring. The stopgap bill, which now heads to President Obama’s desk, comes one day before a deadline to avoid significant funding cuts during the height of construction season. James Corless, director of Transportation for America, issued this statement in response:

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T4America statement in support of Senate proposal to rescue the federal transportation program with a 12-cent gas tax increase

T4America statement in support of Senate proposal to rescue the federal transportation program with a 12-cent gas tax increase

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T4America thanks Senators Cory Booker and Roger Wicker for their proposal to give local communities greater access to transportation funds

“On behalf of Transportation for America, its members and affiliates and local elected and business leaders, I want to thank Sen. Wicker and Sen. Booker for their leadership today in fighting for the transportation priorities of cities and towns across the country,” said James Corless, director of Transportation for America.

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Transportation for America announces new advisory board

Today, Transportation for America announces the creation of a new advisory board to guide the organization’s strategic direction, bringing powerful local voices to T4America’s work ensuring that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions.

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