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Webinar: Training programs for artist and civic/transportation collaboration

Thursday, March 23rd: What sort of training is helping artists collaborate with cities to produce better projects?

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T4America selected to lead national examination of creative placemaking in transportation

We’re proud to announce that Transportation for America has been commissioned by ArtPlace America to undertake a rigorous national examination of creative placemaking in transportation to better understand how and where artists, designers, and cultural workers are collaborating with local governments and community partners to solve transportation challenges.

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Trump’s budget will hurt local communities

President Trump’s first budget request for Congress is a direct assault on smart infrastructure investment that will do damage to cities and towns of all sizes — from the biggest coastal cities down to small rural towns. Tell your representatives that this proposal is a non-starter and appropriators in Congress should start from scratch.

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[VIDEO] Live hangout with T4America’s new director – Monday at 4 p.m. Eastern

Join us here at 4 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, March 20th for a short video hangout with Adrea Turner, T4America’s new director. She’ll be joined by Beth Osborne, senior policy advisor, for a short Q&A and then discussion of President Trump’s transit budget and a few other issues.

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President Trump’s budget request severely undercuts stated commitment to investing in infrastructure

Earlier today, President Trump released his budget proposal for FY 2018 that cuts the U.S. Department of Transportation’s discretionary budget by 13 percent, ends the popular TIGER competitive grant program, eliminates the New & Small Starts transit construction program, and terminates funding for long-distance passenger rail funding, among other notable cuts. In response, T4America Director Adrea Turner offered this statement:

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How are artists being trained to collaborate with civic leaders on transportation & planning projects?

In cities across the country, artists are helping to solve civic problems. But what sort of training is helping them and other cultural workers facilitate smoother collaborations and better projects? Our third webinar on creative placemaking will continue exploring how cities and artists are working together in transportation planning and community development. Whether it’s bringing people […]

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For the first time since 2009, T4America has a new director — get to know her here

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On Monday, we welcomed Adrea Turner as the new director of Transportation for America, replacing James Corless, who is departing to lead the Sacramento Area Council of Governments in California. Get to know a little more about our brand new director with this short Q&A.

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Transportation for America announces Adrea Turner will join as new director

After a nationwide search, we are proud to announce the hiring of Adrea Turner as director of Transportation for America, the signature transportation initiative of Smart Growth America.

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New technical assistance opportunity for MPOs interested in performance measures

Today T4America is launching a new technical assistance program to help metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) go further with measuring and quantifying the multiple benefits of transportation spending decisions to help ensure that every dollar is aligned with the public’s goals and brings the greatest return possible for citizens.

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How metro planning agencies are promoting physical activity and health

Join us for the release of a new paper showing how regional transportation planning agencies are promoting physical activity and health.

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Recapping our discussion about states making transportation a key driver of their economic development agendas [video]

States are changing how they select transportation projects in order to save money and boost economic development. Catch up on our webinar explaining how states are attempting to focus state funds on more cost-effective investments in transportation.

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