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Illinois legislature passes new policy that will aid the financing of transit projects

A new state policy in Illinois will make it easier to finance the construction and expansion of transit service across the state, making it easier for much-needed projects to go forward in the Chicago region.

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Introducing a new suite of resources to support transit-oriented development

In December, Smart Growth America announced a new initiative to help communities across the country advance transit-oriented development (TOD) projects to grow their economies, achieve their social equity goals, and improve quality of life for everyone. As part of this initiative, yesterday SGA launched TODresources.org, an online hub for national information and ideas that will help users develop outstanding transit-oriented development projects.

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Introducing Planning for a Healthier Future

22 Jun 2016 | Posted by | 0 Comments |

Planning for a Healthier Future, a new resource released by T4America, helps metro areas find ways to use performance measures to improve public health, address social equity concerns, and advance environmental quality.

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Transportation for America & Conexión Américas named as finalists for ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund

Today, ArtPlace America announced that Transportation For America and Conexión Américas’ proposal to creatively engage underserved communities in Nashville, Tennessee along a planned bus rapid transit corridor is one of just 80 projects being considered for ArtPlace America’s incredibly competitive 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund.

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National media applauds T4America and Sidewalk Labs partnership

The announcement of our new partnership with Sidewalk Labs was met with approbation and excitement—take a look at some of the excerpts.

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Empowering cities to shape their urban mobility future, a Q&A with T4America’s James Corless and Russell Brooks

James Corless, Director of Transportation for America, and Russell Brooks, Director of T4A’s Smart Cities initiative sat down with Eric Jaffe of Sidewalk Labs for a Q&A about the role cities can play in building connected streets, and T4America’s plan to make it happen.

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Transportation for America welcomes a new outreach director

Transportation for America, a program of Smart Growth America, is pleased to announce today the hiring of Ranata Reeder as outreach director, helping to spearhead the organization’s work to build partnerships, grow our memberships and extend our growing alliance of local elected, business and civic leaders across the country.

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Sidewalk Labs and Transportation for America Announce Partnership to Help Cities Solve Local Transportation Challenges with Emerging Technology

Sidewalk Labs and Transportation for America (T4A) announced today a new partnership to engage cities in developing efficient and affordable transportation options for all. The two organizations will work with dozens of U.S. cities to define how technology can help them meet their pressing transportation challenges. This collaborative will help local leaders get more people where they want to go quickly and affordably, enhancing livability and sustainability, by harnessing powerful data and the availability of new digital tools.

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House transportation spending bill takes unprecedented steps to increase access to opportunity for all Americans

Transportation for America, PolicyLink, and The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights applaud the House Appropriations Committee for directing the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to measure how transportation investments will connect all Americans to opportunity and essential daily needs such as jobs, schools, healthcare, food and others.

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

28 Apr 2016 | Posted by | 0 Comments |

Yesterday, Transportation for America hosted an online event to discuss USDOT’s recently announced transportation performance rulemaking on measuring traffic congestion and its implications for communities nationwide. The rule will govern how states and metro areas will have to measure and address congestion, along with freight movement and emissions. These new requirements will help measure what America’s […]

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