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Now hiring: President & CEO, Smart Growth America

27 Oct 2017 | Posted by | 0 Comments |

The Board of Directors of Smart Growth America is seeking a qualified President and CEO to provide national leadership for the smart growth movement and overall direction to the organization and its staff, ensure the organization’s fiscal health and administrative functions, and oversee the delivery of SGA programs and policies. Please read the full position […]

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Now Hiring — Policy Associate

Transportation for America – a program of Smart Growth America – is seeking a skilled and motivated individual with knowledge, experience and interest in transportation policy development and implementation at the federal, state or local level.

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Proposed cuts to federal transit funding threaten thousands of manufacturing jobs in the supply chain from coast to coast

Thousands of manufacturing jobs, in communities small and large, in nearly every state across the country, are currently threatened by cuts to federal transit funding proposed by both the Trump Administration and Congress.

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Smart Growth America President & CEO to step down after ten fruitful years

We announce with both sadness and gratitude that after 10 years serving as the head of Smart Growth America (SGA), President and CEO Geoff Anderson will be stepping down from his post in January 2018 to pursue other endeavors, leaving the organization well-positioned to continue its successful work as the only national organization dedicated to bringing better development strategies to communities nationwide.

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What’s at stake for small and rural transit providers?

Federal transit funding is still on the chopping block. Those who operate or depend on transit — whether in small, rural areas or large, urban ones — must band together to convince both Congress and the President of the vital nature of public transportation services.

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T4America Statement on Senate Commerce AV START Markup

On Wednesday, October 4, the Senate Commerce Committee marked up and approved the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act. Beth Osborne, senior policy advisor for T4America, offered this statement in response.

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Senate revises bill on automated vehicles but fails to address the primary concerns of cities and states

On Wednesday, October 4, the Senate Commerce Committee will mark up the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act. A revised draft was released by the committee on September 29.

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Take action on Senate automated vehicles bill that would would leave cities, states, and the public in the dark

Congress is on the cusp of passing the very first federal law to regulate automated vehicles (AVs). Unfortunately, a Senate committee has produced a law that would leave cities, states, and the public in the dark while handing the keys to the industry.

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New director brings a wealth of experience to T4America

After a nationwide search, Transportation for America is delighted to announce the hiring of Kevin F. Thompson as Director of Transportation for America, the signature transportation initiative of Smart Growth America.

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Introducing Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan

Introducing Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan, a rigorous national examination of creative placemaking in the transportation planning process. Released today by Transportation for America in partnership with ArtPlace America, this new resource identifies ways that transportation professionals can integrate artists to deliver transportation projects more smoothly, improve safety, and build community support.

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